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Our History

A Tradition of Service Continues


Tonya R. Parker and Mark D. Maltempie.Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is owned by Tonya R. Parker. Along with our professional staff, they continue a long tradition of service to the communities of Charleston and the Kanawha Valley.

The funeral home was founded in 1929 by Tonya’s grandfather, Emmons A. Johnson. He was committed to the ideal that the funeral home would be “Known for Service.” This slogan became the foundation upon which future generations would build including the Cunningham family who owned the funeral home for over 45 years. In 1979, Tonya’s father, James E. Johnson, and her husband, R. Brent Parker, purchased the firm. Throughout the years, J.E., Brent and Tonya continually added innovative services and options to help families through the death of a loved one.

With the passing of J.E. Johnson in 2005 and Brent Parker in 2008, Tonya Parker is committed to carrying on her family’s legacy. The mission of the funeral home is the same as it was 80 years ago – to be known for service. And the staff at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson will continue to serve with the same compassion, attention to detail, and affordability that you have come to expect.




Known For Service


Since 1929, Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home has attended to generations of West Virginians...offering help in times of need, sympathy in times of sorrow, and comfort as the healing begins.

We serve families of all traditions and faiths and offer a balance of time-honored funeral services with contemporary touches. We continually look for ways to further enhance the meaning and value of your tribute. Our innovative offerings include live webcasting of services and many personalization options.

Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is perhaps best known for our legacy of compassionate service. We treat all families as if they were members of our own family. We are here when you need us, whenever you need us. We always have been.