James Allen Cunningham, age 85, of Bristol, TN passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022 in the Ballad Hospice House.  He was born November 9, 1936, a son of the late James Henry and Kathleen Moore Cunningham, and was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area.  He was a member of Rooty Branch Freewill Baptist Church.  He was retired from Kerns Bakery, and worked in carpentry. 

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Nannie Ray Callahan Cunningham; brothers, Jerry and John Cunningham.  Surviving include his loving children, Lois Webster and husband Gary, Steven Cunningham and wife Agnes, Matthew Cunningham and wife Shaun; eight grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; siblings, Nancy Young and Jack Cunningham; several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held 1:00 pm Wednesday, January 12, 2022 in Rooty Branch Cemetery with Rev. Paul Stanley.  Pallbearers will be Christopher Trent, Jacob Leonard, Matthew Cunningham, Chris Trent, Michael Cunningham, Brandon Phillips, Jonathan and Nathaniel Shepherd.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Tuesday evening at the funeral home.