WELDON CUNNINGHAM, age 75, of Ranger, TX passed away in
Stephens Memorial Hospital on March 20, 2010 after a long, hard,
courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was cremated and
returned to the land that he lived on and loved for 70 years.
Weldon was born on July 31, 1934 in Ranger, TX to Dell and Ola
Cunningham who preceded him in death. Weldon attended public
school in Ranger and also attended Ranger Junior College. He was
president of the Ranger High School Senior Class of 1951.
Anyone who knew Weldon knew that football was his first love…..in
particular, Ranger Bulldog football. He was honored to have played
for O.C. "Stubby" Warden during the years of 1948-1950. He received
"All-District" honors in 1950. Weldon was a past member and president
of Southwest Football Officials Association (SFOA).
Weldon retired from Lone Star Gas Company with 38 years of service
in 1994. He later began working at Tractor Supply Company in Eastland
and continued to work until his cancer forced him into retirement
Weldon is survived by his wife of 46 years, Garlan Cunningham, his
son and daughter-in-law, Michael (RHS-1984) & Cher Cunningham of
Breckenridge, his daughter and son-in-law, Mindy and Terry Whitaker
of Eastland, granddaughters, Taryn Cunningham of Breckenridge,
Ryleigh Whitaker of Eastland, and soon-to-be granddaughter, Keeli
Blaize "Pebbles" Whitaker of Eastland. He is also survived by
numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.