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Dr. Gary Wallace Cunningham

October 25, 1945 - January 27, 2022
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Barbara Wright
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Betty and Paul Miller
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Loreen Cunningham
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Wright Funeral Home
220 N Walnut St.
Philippi, WV 26416
(304) 457-2121 | Map
Tuesday 2/1, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wright Funeral Home
220 N Walnut St.
Philippi, WV 26416
(304) 457-2121 | Map
Wednesday 2/2, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Service
Wright Funeral Home
220 N Walnut St.
Philippi, WV 26416
(304) 457-2121 | Map
Wednesday 2/2, 2:00 pm

Dr. Gary Wallace Cunningham, 76, of Philippi passed away on January 27th with his beloved wife, Lori, by his side. The son of the late Hayward Wallace and Hazel Pauline Cunningham, Gary was proceeded in death by his two sisters: Marian Francis and Helena Kay; his first wife, Randy Sue Cunningham; and one of hisContinue Reading

Tom Borgia left a message on February 14, 2022:
In memory of Dr. Gary Wallace Cunningham, Tom Borgia lit a candle
Patti Page left a message on February 7, 2022:
In memory of Dr. Gary Wallace Cunningham, Patti Page lit a candle
Maggie left a message on February 5, 2022:
Dr. Cunningham was a mentor of mine in dental school. His sense of humor, his optimism, and cheeky honesty always brought a smile to my face. He always had a way of making something bad seem okay. He was a really wonderful leader and a teacher. His impact on me on so many other students will be remembered forever. My heart goes out to his family, it was a blessing to know him.
Charlie Byrer left a message on February 5, 2022:
Dear Lori and family - we regret not being able to attend Gary's memorial service in Philippi this past week. Our brother-in-law passed away in Massachusetts and we are attending his service in Palmer, Mass. Gary was a very special friend of mine and our Byrer family. He was a classmate and football teammate at Philippi High and classmate at Fairmont State as well - many great memories as well - and a great assistant football coach to my dad at Philip Barbour. What a great friend he has been over the years - we will miss him! We are praying for you all at this time of loss - since tr ely, Charlie & Jan Byrer & family
Patty left a message on February 5, 2022:
In memory of Dr. Gary Wallace Cunningham, Patty lit a candle
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maryann OLIVERIO left a message on February 2, 2022:
we are so very sorry to hear about your loss, we thought highly of Gary Mario and i send prayers for your family
Barbara Wright left a message on February 1, 2022:
In memory of Dr. Gary Wallace Cunningham, Barbara Wright lit a candle
Teresa Haines left a message on January 31, 2022:
Lori and Family-We are so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. May your fond memories provide peace and comfòrt during this difficult time.
Betty and Paul Miller left a message on January 30, 2022:
Rest In Peace Gary
Loreen Cunningham left a message on January 30, 2022:
I was terrified of seeing the dentists until I met Lori & Gary. I gain the best dentist & dear friends. I’ll miss you always Gary. I love you Lori. ❤️
Connie Hogan left a message on January 30, 2022:
I’m so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. My condolences to his family and friends. I worked with Gary in the early 80’s and he was a good boss and a kind, fun man! RIP
Steve Scott left a message on January 30, 2022:
I am grateful to have had Gary as a teacher, a coach, a dentist and a friend of the family. I can still hear his boisterous laugh when telling a joke. He is sadly missed.
Judy Dadisman left a message on January 29, 2022:
So very sorry about Gary’s passing. Prayers for the family
Don Sauter left a message on January 29, 2022:
The firmest handshake, the biggest smile, and the vibe that our school was the best, and going to get even better, radiated from Gary Cunningham. A guy who came from little ended up to be a LOT. "Cunningham" was a REALLY big deal at WVU School of Dentistry. He had the ability to make you feel your were his best buddy along with all his other best buddies. Whether in the role of dad/grandpap to students or fun colleague to the faculty and staff, Gary's warmth lit up any room he was in. His nicknames for students are legendary. In a stressful time (and it is really stressful for a lot of dental students) Gary could make them feel he had their back. He had all our backs. I taught in a class with Gary. He was committed to learning and teaching the WVU way. He has helped to launch many a successful career. I am thankful to have known him as more than a colleague. He was a buddy. We'll go on, but the place won't be the same without "Cunningham".
Linda and Don Pringle left a message on January 29, 2022:
We are so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. He was such a nice person whom we thought alot of. He will surely be missed by all. Our prayers are with the family for peace.
Debra Hamerski left a message on January 29, 2022:
So sorry to hear this. He was a wonderful man and dentist. Debra Hamerski
Gregory Mouser left a message on January 29, 2022:
Oh My, So Sorry to hear of Gary's passing My Heartfelt Thoughts and Prayers are with his Family
Wright Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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