Eddie Otto Cunningham

Eddie Otto Cunningham went to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 19th, 2022, in Amarillo, Texas. He was 78 years young. He was born on February 22, 1943, to two wonderful parents who preceded him in death, O. Christine H. Dunigan and Eddie N. Cunningham.

Eddie was a US Army Vietnam-era Veteran and received the Marksmanship Qualification Badge as a sharpshooter (rifle). He had many other endeavors as an entertainer, storyteller, musician, songwriter, occupational therapist assistant, truck driver, bus driver, pizza driver, and Uber driver. He was a hard-working man.

He is survived by his children Geneva Cunningham, Brad Brown and wife Lara, Lesli Averett and husband Reese; his sister, Patsy Vaughn; niece, Ronna Baird and husband Blake; nephew, Mark Vaughn and wife Sandy; eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. In addition, he leaves behind many other wonderful family members and friends. His remains will be buried at a later date with military honors at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen Texas. Our loss is Heaven’s gain.


  1. Tom Stone

    Many happy memories of times with Eddie from High School days

  2. Michael S. Moore

    Eddie was a neighbor, friend, classmate. We passed a lot of time in the pastures and road on Western Avenue. Christine, his mother was a good friend of my mother, Buna. We rode the school bus together. We had 50 years go by and then hooked up on facebook. I am sorry to lose a classmate and friend.

  3. Angela Denney

    He passed 4 days before Leonard Denney his cousin. I tried multiple times to let him know about Leonard’s condition, but failed to get a reply. It hurts my heart to hear if passing
    He was close to our family. Always keeping in touch by phone or just telling us that he was on his way.
    He loved his music and the freedom he felt on his bike. He will be missed greatly! My sincere condolence to ALL his family and close friends.

  4. Clayton Dyess

    Eddie was a friend, a brother in Christ, and a brother in music.

  5. Clayton Dyess

    Eddie was a friend, a brother in Christ, and brother in Music. I send prayers and thoughts to family members and friends.

  6. Raul Jara

    Eddie and I became friends during our years at Texas Tech Health Science University during our final graduating year 2011. We both loved music. We talked and met during his work assignment in El Paso, Texas. We stayed in touch when he went back to Amarillo. I called his number several times but had a busy tone. I left him several messages hoping to hear from him. This Morning Decemeber 1st, I search the net, than social media, and was saddened to find out that he had passed away. Eddie was a fine man and gentleman. I know he will be deeply missed. My Condolences to his family and friends,
    from a friend in El Paso, Texas. Raul Jara, retired RCP and Former Director for Respiratory Care and Neurodiagnostic services at UMC of EL Paso, Texas.

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