Horace Leon Cunningham

Born: Thu., Aug. 20, 1931
Died: Mon., Mar. 4, 2019


Memorial Service

11:00 AM Fri., Mar. 08, 2019
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church


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Leon Cunningham "Pa", age 87 of Mableton passed away Monday, March 4, 2019.  A 1948 graduate of Hoke Smith High School, he was an All-American football player and in the Hall of Fame at University of South Carolina.  In 1954-1956 he was in the NFL and played football for the Detroit Lions.  He was a veteran and served in the US Army during the Korean war.  He retired from Sewell Plastics in 1982.  He as a very influential in the South Cobb Youth Athletic Association.  Mr. Cunningham was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 57 years, Margie Cunningham and  his parents Horace and Bessie Cunningham.   Survivors include three sons, Gary Cunningham, Terry (Nancy) Cunningham and Rory (Nancy) Cunningham; brother-in-law, Jack and Susan Smith.   Grandchildren Lindsay Sthal, Emily Cunningham, Dustin Cunningham, Brandon (Taylor) Cunningham, Chad (Kelley) Cunningham and five great grandchildren.  Memorial service will be held 11:00a Friday, at Trinity United Methodist Church with Rev. Danny Alexander officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Trinity United Methodist Church, 821 South Gordon Rd., Austell, GA 30168.

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