2015-12-24 / Obituaries

Woody Ray Cunningham

Woody R. Cunningham, 72, of Houston, passed away at his home on December 17, 2015. Funeral Services for Mr. Cunningham were held Monday, December 21, 2015 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings, TX.

Woody was born October 28, 1943 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Lonnie and Annie (Butts) Cunningham. He was the eldest of three children. He grew up in Corpus Christi and graduated from Mary Carroll High School in 1962. He was the short stop on the first Tiger Baseball Team to earn a spot in the Sate High School Baseball Tournament. After High School, he became a Bearkat at Sam Houston State University and was a member of PI KAPPA ALPHA fraternity, and the ROTC. He graduated in 1966 with a Business and History Degree.

Woody was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He served as an Intelligence Officer and was on General Westmoreland’s staff in Saigon during the Vietnam War. After his service, he moved to Houston and worked as a Petroleum Landman in the Oil and Gas industry.

Woody was involved with the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and the Petroleum Landman’s Organization.

He truly enjoyed his family, baseball, old war movies, and discussing politics.

Woody was preceded in death by his parents Lonnie and Annie Cunningham.

He is survived by two aunts, Grace Butts of Greenville, TX and Melbajo Butler of Oklahoma; uncle, Bill Cunningham of Ft. Worth; sister, Lynda and husband Charles Wrinkle of Lexington; brother, Larry and wife Kathy of The Woodlands; niece, Renée Cutts and husband Chantz of the Dominican Republic; three nephews, Randy Wrinkle and wife Karen of Rockdale, Aaron Cunningham and Kelsey Earl of The Woodlands and Paul Cunningham of The Woodlands; five great nephews, Robby Wrinkle of Rockdale, Bradley Wrinkle of Rockdale, Brodie Cutts of the Dominican Republic, Brett Cutts of the Dominican Republic and Jeffrey Cutts of the Dominican Republic; great niece, Meghann Wrinkle of Rockdale, as well as numerous extended family and friends.

Memorials have been requested to be given to the Lexington Masonic Lodge # 138, a local American Legion or VFW Post, or the charity of your choice in his honor.

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