Charles Henry “Charlie” Cunningham

December 2, 1944 - June 6, 2018

12/02/1944 - 06/06/2018

Past Services

Visitation
Sunday June 10, 2018
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Cemetery
Monday June 11, 2018
Greenwood Cemetery
1526 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0270 | Directions
Service
Monday June 11, 2018
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Service

Cunningham, Charles Henry “Charlie”, 73, of Benwood WV., died Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Wheeling Hospital.

Charlie was born December 2, 1944, in Wheeling, the son of the late James W. and Helen Sorge Cunningham Sr.

He was a retired policeman for the City of Benwood; a veteran of the U. S. Marines; a member of  American Legion Post #46; loved the New York Yankees, and coach multiple championships for area softball teams.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother James W. Cunningham Jr. and a sister Patricia Cunningham.

Surviving are his wife, Mary V. Green Cunningham, two daughters, Melissa Fielding of Springfield, Ohio and Karen Nieto of New Port Richey, Florida, a sister Mary Stauffer of Wheeling, four grandchildren, Sydney Fielding, Madison Fielding, Lyndsay Fielding and Eddie Nieto, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday, June 10, 2018, from 2-8 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood/McMechen Chapel, where services will be held Monday, June 11, 2018, at 11 am with Rev. April Forkey officiating.  Interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

Graveside military services to be conducted by the Moundsville Honor Guard.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.

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Dana Jafrate
4 years ago

I will always remember Mr. Cunningham as one of the greatest softball coaches us Benwood girls ever had. He was also one of the kindest human beings ever. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Jody Berletch
4 years ago

Thank you to Charlie for countless hours shaping us into great softball players and young ladies. So many wonderful memories.
Prayers for you and the girls Mary. I apologize that I will not be back in town until Sunday evening and will miss his service. However, you all are in my prayers.

Victor and Vicki Novick
4 years ago

Vic and I were saddened to see that Charlie had passed. We have fond memories of times spent together at Benwood Pool. You have our condolences.

Sue Montgomery
4 years ago

I met Mr. Cunningham years ago when I had a car accident and he was on location. He was a wonderful man and he will be missed by many. My prayers go out to his loving family, God bless.

Donna Newhart Herzog
4 years ago

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Charlie was a wonderful man. I went to high school with him. He always had that beautiful smile on his face. He surely will be missed. God bless you!

Arlie. Cunningham
4 years ago

Prayers forever. My father Harold Cunningham was from Boggs Run Cunningham’s Cunningham’s always

Scott Pelaez
4 years ago

Spent many hours talking sports with Charlie back in the 90’s when I was a dispatcher in Benwood. A great guy. My sympathy goes out to Mary and his daughters. RIP Charlie.

The Rivers Family
4 years ago

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family. No doubt this is a very difficult time for your family. The Bible speaks of death as an enemy that God’s kingdom will eliminate. Notice the wonderful promise for the future at 1 Cor.15:26“. And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.” God will remove death permanently. You can also find comfort in Jesus words at John 5:28-29 “The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” May these scriptures bring comfort and calmness of heart to you at this difficult time.

Dennis R Albaugh
4 years ago

My sincere and deepest condolences to the family and friends of “Charlie”. Denny Albaugh

Janie Husek
4 years ago

Met this guy through softball , I will always remember that smile, he was such a dedicated guy. He’s watching over his girls….. Rest in Peace Charlie
You are all in my prayers