Marty Runion
Jun 05, 2013 | 2235 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Marty Runion, 48, left this world suddenly and too young for reasons known only to the Lord. Perhaps one day when he is reunited with those who loved him the most, the Lord will explain those reasons. Until then, may the Lord grant those left behind with peace, acceptance and understanding that He never burdens us with more than we can carry. At birth a life was given until the Lord decides to call it home. His life was a light to those that knew him. He has left a legacy – look around and you’ll see it. He is not lost to those who hold God’s promises of eternal life in their hearts.

He was a member of Samples Memorial Baptist Church. He was employed by Airgas. He enjoyed hunting bear and boar. He was an avid baseball and softball player and was an assistant coach to eight and under Twisters Girls’ Softball.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas E. “Tommy” Runion; niece, Rebekah Grace Runion Cooley; and grandmother, Willie Marie Blackwell.

Survivors include his loving wife, DeAnna Runion; mother, Mary Ann Runion; daughter, Jessica Runion Bonner; stepchildren, Kaylan Withrow and Jacob Withrow; three sisters: Tonya Visage and husband, Buster, Kristi Perry, Robin Gibby and husband, Kelly, and grandmother, Blanche Brooks, all of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Cameron, Pastor Lee Ingram and Pastor Tracy Fansler officiating.

Interment will follow in Samples Memorial Cemetery with Stephen Mowery, Bo Ray, Mitch Borden, Jacob Withrow, Sam Cooley, Tony Ballew, Adam Hall, Dale Swafford and Chris Albritton serving as pallbearers.

A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.

The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, June 5, 2013, at the funeral home.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Runion family guest book at