He was a member of the Church of God of Cleveland.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a self-employed painter and a sportsman who liked to hunt and fish.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Hobert and Nancy Ella Moss Runion.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy Childress Tinsman Runion; stepchildren: Kenneth Tinsman and Danny Tinsman; brothers: Joseph Paul Runion and wife, Shelia Francine, of Riceville, Charles Hoyt Runion and wife, Genevieve, of Cleveland and Jessie Titus Runion and wife, Patsy, of Cleveland; nieces: Tonya Evans, Sheila Runion, Michelle Cross, Sherrie Lee Howell, Tamantha Miller; and nephews: Brian Runion, Mark Runion, Timothy Runion and Steve Randolph.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Brother Marty Simpson officiating.
Interment will follow in Cedar Springs Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday prior to the service.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Runion family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.