Charles Richard
Charles Richard "Babe" Runyon, Jr, 69, of Rush, Ky., passed away at his home Thursday, November 7, 2019.
Babe was born July 6, 1950 in Kenova, W.Va., to the late Charles R. and Mary Jane Wellman Runyon.
Charles was a 1968 graduate of Boyd County High School and served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War where he received the bronze star. He retired in 2017 from Sherwood Food Distributers as a sales representative. He was a simple man who enjoyed golfing, hunting, and horseback riding. He was of the Christian faith.
He is survived by his loving wife of 13 years Linda Carol Teets Runyon and was a loving father and grandfather to daughters Rebecca Ann Adkins of Rush, Ky., and Alicia Dawn Jones of Springhill, Tenn.; and granddaughters, Ashley, Meghan, Abigail, and Hannah. Also surviving is his sister Elizabeth Jane Lam of Chesapeake, Ohio.
Funeral service for Mr. Runyon will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at the Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home, 2702 Panola Street, Catlettsburg. Pastor Jimmy Blevins will officiate. Final resting place in Ky Veterans Cemetery North East. Visiting hours are 10:30 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
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Richard. L white
Nov 13, 2019
Babe was. A great guy I will all ways remember him he was a very good man him family will miss him and him friends as well..
Carole Pelfrey
Nov 11, 2019
Linda, and Janie,
Many years of stories of growing up together in the Runyon family have been heard throughout the years. I did not know that Babe was not really his real name for a long time, and found myself saying to John - Charles who ??? John would have said thanks for the memories Babe if he could have been here now. Brooks and Crystal, John and I have to work tomorrow, you have been and will be in our prayers. May the peace of God ease your grief, comfort your heart and lift your spirit in this time of sorrow.
Love and prayers,
Carole Pelfrey
... Brooks, Crystal and Olivia
John, Kelsy, Lauren,
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Nov 11, 2019
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Nov 11, 2019
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BCHS Class of 1968
Nov 10, 2019
Charlie shared a lot of smiles with us, uplifted our spirits, calmed our anxieties, and made us laugh. Our condolences to his family and our thanks for sharing him with us.
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