James Orla “Mad Artist” Cunningham, 56, of Ripley, West Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at CAMC General in Charleston, West Virginia.

He was born January 17, 1964 in Akron, Ohio, a son of James Edward Cunningham and the late Judith Ann Clegg Cunningham.  He was born and raised in Akron and moved to the Ripley area with his wife and son in 2011.  He was a graduate of Akron East High School in Akron.  He worked in the screen printing industry for many years as a printer and an ink technician.  Jim was a very talented artist with a wicked sense of humor, was a great cook, loved music, was a lifelong Cleveland sports fan-especially the Browns, and was a proud father of his son, Sam.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Cassandra Struckel Cunningham; son, Samuel Charles Cunningham; sister and brother-in-law, Jacquelyn Sue and Thomas Imhoff; father and mother-in-law, Charles and Jacquelien Struckel; sister-in-law, Angela Edwards; and nephew and niece, Jacob and Olivia Edwards.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, William P. Edwards.

There will be no visitation or service as Jim will be cremated.

Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home in Spencer, West Virginia is in charge of the arrangements.