Bradley Michael Cunningham, 27, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2013 in an accident in Hope, Idaho.
Memorial services will be conducted on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm at 181 Hickey Rd, Sandpoint, Idaho 83864.
Bradley was born on June 23, 1986 in Yakima, Washington the son of Patrick Cunningham and Vicki Collis. He attended local schools in Yakima before moving to Milton-Freewater, Oregon in 2006.
While in Oregon, Bradley met the love of his life, Ashley Goodwin. They would have three children together; Nevan, Gracie and Kyrin. Bradley was a concrete finisher in Oregon.
In the summer 2012, Bradley and Ashley would move to Sandpoint to raise their children. He would once again get a job as a concrete finisher. Bradley loved to play his guitar whenever he could and his family was always the most important to him.
Bradley is survived by his fiancé Ashley Goodwin, of Sandpoint, Idaho; his three children Nevan Cunningham, Gracie Cunningham and Kyrin Cunningham all of Sandpoint, Idaho; his father and step-mother Patrick and Randi Cunningham of Tulsa, Oklahoma; his mother and step dad Vicki Collis and Darrik Arnold both of Milton-Freewater, Oregon; three brothers Joey Cunningham of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Joey Collis of Milton-Freewater, Oregon and Nick Cunningham of Yakima, Washington; paternal grandmother Patricia Cunningham of Tulsa, Oklahoma; maternal grandparents Jim and Francis Whitehead of Yakima, Washington; along with numerous uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Francis Cunningham, brother Colyn Cunningham and uncle Bill Whitehead.
Bradley will always and forever be loved and missed but never forgotten.
Though the club, owned originally by Bradley Cunningham and a silent partner, started out as a bar, it quickly became what Ms. Cunningham, who is 50, calls a saloon with music. She started as a waitress some five days into its existence, and in 1975 married the owner, under whose guidance the club made its reputation as a palace for pianists. The list of greats who made it their near-permanent place of work at one time or another sums up the modern piano. Harold Maburn, Tommy Flanagan, John Hicks, Hank Jones, Jimmy Rowles, Larry Willis, Chris Anderson, George Cables, Kirk Lightsey and Kenny Barron all left their singular stamp on the room. Mr. Hicks played there so often that Ms. Cunningham often referred to the club as the House of Hicks.
Bradly Morris Cunningham (born 1948 - ) was found guilty of murder and was admitted into the on January 9, 1995 and is serving a life sentence. Since his incarceration, Bradly wrote and published an ebook titled "Ann Rule Deconstructed". The copyright is 2013. In his ebook, Bradly accused Ann Rule of being a liar and of exaggerating with regards to her "Dead By Sunset" book.