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Lt. Col. Karl K. Cunyus
November 12, 2018
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Lt Col (Ret.) Karl K. Cunyus, 86, of Longview, peacefully passed away Monday, November 12, 2018 in Tyler. Funeral service with full military honors will be held 11 am Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Peatown Church with interment immediately following in Peatown Cemetery.

Karl was born February 9, 1932 in Dallas, Texas to George Grady Cunyus and Ruby Gordon King Cunyus. Karl, an alumnus of Rice University, was a highly-decorated Air Force officer who honorably served his country. During his 22 years of military career, he flew as a Navigator in the B-29 and B-52, flying numerous combat missions in Vietnam. Karl was also a lifetime member of the VFW. Following his retirement from the military he spent 35 years as an owner and grower of almonds in Winton, California. He returned to Texas in 2006 settling at Lake Cherokee in Longview where he was a member of both the Peatown Church and the Church at Lake Cherokee. He and his wife, Ray Elizabeth, made many friends at Lake Cherokee and were well loved by their family and their community. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Karl was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife of 60 years, Ray Elizabeth Cunyus.

He is survived by his daughters, Lauren Cunyus of Kilgore, Karla Cristi and her husband, Roberto of Pebble Beach, CA, and Andrea Kim Link and her husband, Col. Frank Link of Front Royal, VA; grandchildren, Roberta, Elisabeth, Andrea, and Joseph; brother, George Cunyus of Kilgore; nephews, Bruce Cunyus, Stuart Cunyus, and John Cunyus and their families; and numerous other family members and friends whom he loved dearly.

The family would like to express their grateful appreciation to Watkins Logan Veterans Home in Tyler for the love and care that was shown to their father during his final days.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to any Veterans Home in Texas. Please visit www.glo.texas.gov for more information on how you can help our veterans.

Lt. Col. Karl K. Cunyus
November 12, 2018
Service Schedule
Peatown Church
FM 2011
Longview, TX  75603
Saturday, November 24, 2018
11 am
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Burial Schedule
Peatown Cemetery
FM 2011
Longview, TX  75603
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