Weldon Cunningham, age 75, of Ranger, Texas passed away in Stephens Memorial Hospital on March 20, 2010 after a long, hard, courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Weldon was born on July 31, 1934 in Ranger, Texas to Dell and Ola Cunningham who preceded him in death. Weldon attended public school in Ranger and also attended Ranger Junior College.
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 in 2008.
Weldon is survived by his wife of 46 years, Garlan Cunningham, his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and 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.
A memorial service will be held at Leon River Cowboy Church of Olden on Thursday, March 25 at 2:00 p.m. with the reverends Jim Wright, Rex Boggs, and Paul Howie presiding.
Following cremation, Weldon will be returning to the land that he lived on and loved for 70 years. Friends and family will be received at the church following the memorial service.