FRANKLIN, Ohio - Richard R. Cunningham, 86, of Franklin, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family. A native of Ada, he was the son of William and Minnie Cunningham. Dick was employed by the Franklin City Schools and he was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy Seabees.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Betty; children, Charles Ray Howard, Loretta Kirby, and Brenda Joyce Howard. Dick is survived by his two sons, Larry (Shawn) and Richard (Leah) Cunningham; daughters, Maxie (Mirl) Back, Barb (Jim) Hallmark, Debbie Bryant, Sharon (Arlen) Campbell, Theresa (Tim) Mehl, Kathy Smith, Patty (Bob) Quigley, and Missy (Brian) Banks. He also leaves many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and a sister, Mary McComb.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Victory Tabernacle Church, Franklin. Burial was in Woodhill Cemetery.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.anderson-fh.com.