Robert Franklin Cunningham

February 24, 1958 ~ May 31, 2022 (age 64)


Robert Franklin Cunningham

February 24, 1958  -  May 31, 2022

Robert Franklin Cunningham was born in Alva to Frankie D. Cunningham and Shirley Gibson Cunningham on February 24, 1958 and passed from this life on May 31, 2022 at his home in Cherokee.  Robert lived in this area all his life. 

Robert had many occupations during his life which included Hiland milkman, oilfield roughneck, farmer, truck driver.  He also worked as a carpenter for Roger Cunningham and Rex and Debbie’s RD Decorating.  Robert’s favorite pastimes include camping, hunting, especially coyote hunting with his greyhounds, fishing, spending time with his kids, grandkids, and family, as well as his beloved Yorkies, Penny, Boomer, and Roofie.  He loved finding sand plums and gardening.  He was a firm believer in his medical marijuana.  He loved his guns and was a member of the Cherokee Gun and Rod Club. Robert drank black coffee 24/7.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Frankie and Shirley and son, Robert Franklin Cunningham II.

Survivors include, his wife, Carlene Simons Cunningham of Cherokee; three children, Keshia of Carmen, Brandon and Ericka of Alva, Brandi and Ricky of Arkansas; mother of his children, Judy Robacker of Missouri; sisters, Regena and David of Attica, Rhonda and Robert of Enid, Rita of Arkansas; brothers, Rex and Debbie of Avard, Roger and Melanie of Alva, Richard of Cherokee; three grandchildren, Remington, Zachary, and Skylar; many nieces and nephews, and his three Yorkies.

Service for Robert will be Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in the Exhibit Building at Alfalfa County Fairgrounds. There will be no viewing.  Burial will follow at Cherokee Municipal Cemetery with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Cherokee.  Facebook: Lanman Funeral Home Inc.

Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home.


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Funeral Service
June 7, 2022

11:00 AM
Alfalfa County Fairground Exhibit Building
602 W. 5th Street
Cherokee, OK 73728

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