Edward “Ted” James Cunningham III died suddenly in his home in Knoxville on May 1, 2021 at the age of 65.
Edward is survived by his daughter - Anna Beth Smith, son-in-law - Jeff, grandson - JD, sisters Mary Cunningham, Pat Rice, and KC Kramp (Steve), sister-in-law - Arlene Cunningham, grand-dog - Thor, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He is preceded in death by father - Edward Cunningham II, mother - Margaret Mary (Sis), brother - Kelly, and wife - Barbara.
Edward was born on September 24, 1955 in Evanston, Illinois to Edward James Cunningham II and Margaret Mary Cunningham. He later moved to Knoxville, TN. He married Barbara Ann Cunningham (née Freeman) on June 18, 1983. They had one daughter, Anna Elizabeth Smith, born April 30, 1991.
Edward never met a stranger. He could talk to anyone and loved making people laugh. He was often found playing and listening to music. He had a passion for grilling and his family benefited from it. His award winning fudge was enjoyed by many. He was known to be at nearly every performance his daughter had from childhood, through college, and even into adulthood. He bragged to the world about his infant grandson, JD, and enjoyed every minute he had of being a papaw.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for May 22 at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN. Receiving of friends will be from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM with the service following. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Edward’s (Ted) life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Arthritis Foundation or the Wallace Memorial Worship Ministry.
Baldwin Cremation & Mortuary Service is honored to be serving the family of Edard James Cunningham, III.
Baldwin Cremation & Mortuary Service * 914 North Cherry Street * Knoxville, TN. 37917 * (865) 633-5200 * fax: (865) 6737-6756 * www.mortuaryservice.com
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