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  • Lutheran Hospice
    1885 Rifle Range Road, Suite 46
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
  • Martin Luther Lutheran Church
    1605 Harbor View Road
    Charleston, SC 29412

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“Joan and family, I am very sorry to hear about Bobby. Mary and I have often talked about how much we missed having you as neighbor. You did so much...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Bill MULBRY - Charleston, SC

“Bob was a joy to be around. I'm so glad to have known him. May God's Peace be with you all. ”
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“Dear Miss. Joan,I was saddened to hear of Mr Bob's passing. He was truly one of a kind. When I first attended church at Martin Luther he was one of...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Marybeth Brennan - Charleston, SC

“Our condolences are sent to the Cunningham family in the passing of Poppy.Charlie and Diane Buzille ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Charles Buzille - Charleston, SC

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Clotilde Tracy Shapiro


Robert "Bob" Clayborn Cunningham, 86, of Mount Pleasant (formerly James Island), South Carolina, husband of Joan Severance Cunningham for over 59 years entered into eternal rest Wednesday, June 17, 2020. A private family graveside service will be held for family members. A Celebration of Life will be held at Martin Luther Lutheran Church at a later date. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel.

Bob (Poppy) was born August 30, 1933 in Sylva, North Carolina, son of the late Harry Clayborn Cunningham and the late Lucy Robinson Cunningham. He graduated from Dana High School and served in the United States Army. Bob was the owner of Palmetto Moving and Storage for many years. He was Lifetime Achievement Award recipient in 2009 by the South Carolina Movers Association in recognition of his dedication to the South Carolina Movers Association and his unwavering commitment to the moving industry in South Carolina for 56 years. One of the most special things about Bob was his love for the Lord. He was a long-time active member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church and served in many capacities over the years from treasurer to choir and everything in between. He was truly one of a kind! He was the Lutheran Man of the Year for the Coastal District, a lifetime member of the Lutheran Men in Missions organization, and so much more. Bob was an active volunteer with Tri-County Family Ministries. He was truly a good and faithful servant to the Lord. Friends and family will always remember Poppy's sense of humor. No matter the situation, he always had a joke in his back pocket ready to make people laugh…no matter how appropriate or inappropriate at the time.

'…Well done, good and faithful servant." Matthew 25:21

Bob (Poppy) is survived by his wife, Joan Cunningham of James Island, SC; son Robert "Clay" Cunningham, Jr. (Carla) of Mount, Pleasant, SC; grandchildren (Mandy, Brooks, Anna, Brittan, Logan, Sarah, Jeffrey); and many great-grandchildren. Poppy was truly adored by all of his family and friends. He was preceded in death by daughter, Meredith 'Meri' Elizabeth Cunningham Miller and brother, Julian Cunningham. We cannot thank Nurse Margaret with Lutheran Hospice enough for her love and care for our family over the last few months. We were truly blessed to have such good care for our sweet Poppy.

Memorials may be made to Martin Luther Lutheran Church, 1605 Harbor View Road, Charleston, SC, 29412 or Lutheran Hospice of Charleston, 1885 Rifle Range Road Suite 46, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464. (<https://www.lutheranhomesscfoundation.org/ways-to-give>)

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