by Daily News Staff
Fred Runyon, 90 of Pinsonfork, Ky. passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012, at the Pikeville Medical Center.
He was born December 6, 1921, at Pinsonfork, Ky., the son of the late Don and Agnes Dials Runyon.
He was also preceded in death by children, Donald Rufus Runyon and Christine Sullivan; brothers, Ace, Jack, John, Woodrow and Charles “Cub” Runyon; and sisters, Bess Runyon Bostic, Goldie Runyon Keene and Opal Runyon Thompson.
He was a retired coal miner from Eastern Coal Corp. with 33 years of service, a member of the UMWA, local union 5737, a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy and a member of the Pinsonfork Church of God.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Irene Ison Runyon of Pinsonfork; son, Fred (Butch) Runyon Jr. and his wife, Iva Jean of Forest Hills, Ky.; daughters, Judy Ann Holbrook and her husband, Tim of Pinsonfork, and Ollie Daniels of Pikeville, Ky.; eight grandchildren, Justin Holbrook, Paige Holbrook, Taylor Runyon, Timmy Holbrook, Jr., Brian Holbrook, Venisa Dotson, Donna Hernandez and Verlin Lee Sullivan; six great-grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the Pinsonfork Church of God with David Kilburn and Jerry Horn officiating. Burial will follow in the Don Runyon Family Cemetery, Pinsonfork, with Charles Runyon, Roger Lee Runyon, Fred “Manno” Runyon, Roger F. Runyon, Brian Holbrook, Bob McCoy and Jackie Ray Runyon serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held after 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel. Special services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday with David Kilburn and John McCoy officiating and Wednesday at 7 p.m. with Gene Ison officiating.
R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at www.rerogersfuneralhome.com.
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