U.S. Army Ret. MSG Gerard Philibert Cunningham, 84, of Fayetteville, NC passed
away on Saturday, October 13, 2018. He was born on September 3, 1934 in Webster
He was a 31 year veteran of the US Army, a proud member of the 10th Special
Forces and served two combat tours in Viet Nam, receiving numerous awards and
commendations. Gerard was also a member of the Special Forces Association. He
loved his family, his church, his country and was very dedicated to each.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Cunningham; 2 sons, John Cunningham, Gary
Cunningham and wife Gwen; 2 Grandsons, Gary Cunningham II, wife Jodi and their
children Harrison, Mackenzie, Shelby, Jaxon and Baily; Andrew Cunningham and
wife Amanda; 2 Step-Daughters, Deborah Tatum and husband, Terry; Karen Warren-
Petsche; 5 Step-Grand children, Rebecca Tatum, Trey Tatum, Patrick Petsche,
Frank Petsche III, David Warren and wife, Monica and their children, Victoria
Marie and Danny; and Nephew Chris Jackson.
He will always be with us in our hearts.
The family will receive friends on Monday, October 22, 2018 from 9:45 a.m. until
10:45 a.m. at Sullivan s Highland Funeral Service. Funeral services will follow
at 11:00 a.m. in Sullivan s Highland Funeral Service Chapel with Rev. Maurice
Lancaster officiating. Burial will follow in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery
with the rendering of full military honors.
Online condolences may be made at sullivanshighland.com.
Services are entrusted to Sullivan s Highland Funeral Service & Crematory, Inc.