Donnie was born Sept. 15, 1977 in Linton, the son of Ronnie Lee and Judy (Willson) Cunningham.
He graduated from North Knox High School in 1996. He was a farmer for Daniel Cardinal Farms and was a former coal miner.
He is survived by his parents, Ronnie and Judy, of Oaktown; one brother, Billy Joe Cunningham and his wife Jennifer of Oaktown; one nephew Brayden Joe Cunningham; one niece Emily Lynn Cunningham; and his dog, Zeus.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Lois Willson and Glenn Robert Willson; step-maternal grandfather Everett Estes; paternal grandparents, Dora Mae Cunningham and Joseph Cunningham.
The family will receive friends on Sunday Feb. 3 from 2 to 7:00 p.m. at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Oaktown Chapel.
Funeral service will be Monday Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Matt Hoffman officiating.
Burial will follow at Bethany Cemetery.
Friends may leave online condolences at www.fredrickandson.com.