Tommy Cunningham, 70, of Cochrans Creek Community in Robbinsville, NC, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, April 22, 2013 at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC. He was born in Blount County, TN, and was the son of the late John Leslie and Nell Marie Whitehead Cunningham. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Linda Dockery Cunningham in June, 2001. Tommy was a member of Cedar Cliff Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Rita Sawyer Cunningham; his sons and daughters in law, Todd and Karen Cunningham and Scott and Kim Cunningham, all of Robbinsville, NC; step son and his wife, Scott and Debbie Jenkins of Robbinsville, NC; step daughter, Lisa Blevins of Robbinsville, NC; and his sisters, Jean Romero of Maryville, TN, and Naomi Rogers of Robbinsville, NC. He has 4 grandchildren, Lora Cunningham Orr and her husband, Greg, Courtney Cunningham Simonds and her husband David, Mitzi Cunningham, and Caleb Cunningham; 3 step grandchildren, Colby Blevins, Anna Blevins, and Paige Blevins; 4 great grandchildren, Cyler, Chloe, Caiden, and Cutler Orr; and 4 step great grandchildren, Rayne and Camryn Orr, and David and Caden Grant. Funeral services will be held at 7:00 pm Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Townson-Smith Funeral Home. The Reverends Daniel Stewart and Mickey Stewart will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Thursday, at the Chapel, prior to the services. Committal services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, April 26, 2013 at Red Marble Baptist Church Cemetery. Townson-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. An online register is available at www.townson-smithfuneralhome.com.