Cuyler "Sonny" Windham, Sr.

  • Born: November 29, 1936
  • Died: January 10, 2019
  • Location: Hope Mills, North Carolina

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4721 Dunrobin Drive
Hope Mills, NC 28348

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather

Cuyler LaRue "Sonny" Windham, Sr., 82, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019 in his home.

Born in Darlington County, he was the son of the late Raymond Baxter Windham and Zeloise Parnell Windham.

Sonny was employed with the FBI for 12 years from 1955 to 1967 and the SBI for 27 years from 1967 to 1994. During his employment with the SBI, he served as Asst. Director from 1974 to 1985 and Senior Asst. Director from 1985 to 1994. In 1971, Sonny was the recipient of the 1st place award for outstanding young law enforcement officer from the N.C. Jaycees. He also served as President of the Christian Peace Officers Assn., Cumberland Chapter in Fayetteville. After his service with the SBI, Sonny worked with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Dept. as Chief Deputy Sheriff from 1994 to 2008.

Sonny was a past member and Deacon of Southview Baptist Church, and current member and Deacon of Village Baptist Church. He was also a mason at Lebanon Lodge 391 in Hope Mills.

Being a season ticket holder for 39 years, Sonny was an avid USC Gamecocks fan. He loved his grandsons dearly and enjoyed taking them fishing in his spare time.

Sonny is survived by his wife, Mary Windham; two sons, C. LaRue Windham, Jr., and David Windham and wife Beth; and two grandsons, Cuyler L. Windham III, and Wyatt Windham.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association or a charity of one's choice.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Posted by carl chase - Lexington, SC   January 27, 2019

Mary Francis and Family,
I was so saddened to hear of Cuyler's passing. He was was one of the finest people I have known. I know he will be deeply missed but the wonderful memories of him will give you strength and he will continue to watch over you and surround you with his love. You are in my prayers!

Posted by Barbara Stroupe Lawing - Cherryville, NC   January 24, 2019

Heard about Cuyler's passing only yesterday. Was always a true law enforcement friend since my arrival in Fayetteville in 1998. Rest in peace my friend. Prayers for all the family.

Posted by Tim Gannon - Fayetteville, NC   January 20, 2019

LaRue, Mary Francis, and family, I am so sorry to hear of Cuyler's passing. It was a pleasure to have worked with him at the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office. My heartfelt condolences goes out to each and every one of you. My thoughts are with you all.

Posted by Delores Semel (Nichols)    January 11, 2019

I had the great honor to work for Chief Windham. He will be greatly missed. Prayers and love to Mrs. Windham, LaRue and family.

Posted by Angela Avila-Dial - Fayetteville, NC   January 11, 2019

Such a great man and friend. He always treated me and everyone else with the upmost respect and would help you out any way he can. I really enjoyed the stories he would share with me. Sonny will be truly missed and God will have a blast listening to those stories as I did. Thank you for all you have done to mankind.

Posted by Merrill Naylor - Winchester, VA   January 11, 2019


Posted by Michelle, William and Justin Faircloth - Spring Lake, NC   January 11, 2019

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by MARCEL T - Your Neighbor, OH   January 11, 2019

I'll always remember Mr. Windham as a devoted family man and outstanding SBI AGENT. Mr. Windham was always there to help me out as an Agent with the SBI and numerous times he provided personal advice and encouragement both reference work and family. He and I would talk football and of course he loved his Gamecocks, which I would tease him by the the dirty birds, he would laugh and talk bad about my Wolfpack. To his sons, I can't tell you how often he talked about you guys and your Mom. God bless each of you as you go through this time in your lives. Always remember the great times all of you had together, rest assured he is looking down watching over from heaven.

Posted by Wayne Bridgers - Birmingham, AL   January 10, 2019

It was an honor to work closely with Cuyler throughout his entire career with the SBI. I always respected his hard work, dedication and commitment to his profession and his family.

Posted by Bud Keaton - Garner, NC   January 10, 2019

Mary Frances, Dale and I are so sorry to hear this. We send our love and sympathy.

Posted by Ribbie Matthews - Fayetteville, NC - Friend   January 10, 2019

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