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William "PeeWee" Monroe Cunningham

May 25, 1964 — June 30, 2024

Knoxville

William “PeeWee” Cunningham, age 60, of Knoxville passed away suddenly & unexpected on Sunday, June 30, 2024 at 12:18 am at Ft. Sanders Regional Center. William had over 45 years roofing experience and was the owner of SunTech Roofing for the past 25 years and maintained a successful business primarily from referrals from satisfied customers. Over the last number of years, William focused on remodeling his home from the studs back to a newly updated and remodeled home for his family to enjoy. He always loved working in his yard and took such pride in maintaining the shrubs as best as he could. William was diagnosed with lung cancer in January 2024 and fought a brave and valiant fight until he succumbed to a pulmonary embolism. Although losing him so suddenly, I am so incredibly grateful that the last day he had on Earth was filled with him doing just exactly what he loved doing and hadn’t been able to in quite a long time. He was spending time with two of his lifelong friends to show off their hotrods and just talk cars. Special thanks to David Graves, David’s father & Floyd & Shawna-Kay Marsee for helping to make this night so incredibly special for both William & Donna.

Preceded in death by father, William Adam Cunningham; mother, Dorothy Faye Whitson Cunningham; grandparents, Deadrick and Lucille Whitson, sister Linda Grable & brother-in-law Eulas Graybeal, nephew Eddie Childress, Sister Patty Gist and in-laws Donald & Betty Jo Kron. Also William’s precious fur babies: Archie, Butch, Lacey, Rusty, Sugar, Maggie, Gracie & Zoie. 

Survivors; loving and devoted wife of 35 years Donna Kron Cunningham and William’s sweet fur baby Miss Kitty, brother-in-law Mike (Robin) Kron, niece Brittney (Jacob) McIntosh & children Cheyenne, Connor & Daniel. Niece Trisha (Chuck) McNew and children Eddie McNew & Brittney McNew Goode and her children Brentley Meyer and Reagan Goode and the large loving Basler family. The family would like to express heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Jeffery Albea & staff, Dr. Grant Clark & staff, Dr. Mitchell Martin & staff and Dr. Varun Shaw & staff. Special thanks to Sharon Froczak, RN from Tennessee Cancer Specialists, Becca Burress, BA at East TN Radiation Oncology and finally to Victoria with StatCare Pulmonary Critical Care. I appreciate all the help & guidance you’ve each provided us with during questions or concerns we had, which was so valuable for us not knowing what to expect or anticipate.

A very special thank you to Jerry Kelley, Parkey Kelley & Phil Culver for being with me on the most difficult night of my life. Your love and support have been so comforting to me. Also, special thanks to Parkey & Linda Kelley for accompanying me to make the funeral arrangements and to be sure I was supported and loved. 

Pallbearers: Gerald Basler, Parkey Kelley, Phil Culver, David Graves, Gary Kitts, Floyd Marsee & Mike Kron.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in William’s name to: East Tennessee Honor Guard Tennessee or Young Williams Animal Shelter. Family will receive friends 5:00-7:00pm on Sunday, July 7, 2024 at Mynatt Funeral Home, Fountain City Chapel with funeral services to follow at 7:00 pm. Family and friends will meet at 10:30 am Monday, July 8, 2024 at Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City Chapel to leave in procession in honor of William for a 11:00 am graveside service at Lynnhurst Cemetery off Adair Dr. Online condolences may be left at www.mynattfh.com

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