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Dewey Ray Runyon

April 24, 1944November 16, 2020
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Dewey Ray Runyon, 76, of Whitman went to be with the Lord on November 16, 2020. He was born on April 24, 1944 in Williamson, WV, a son of Nancy Mounts and Frank Runyon from Rife Branch. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, James Runyon, sister, Kathy Rockel, and his son in law, Tom Tom Bias. Those left here to cherish his memory include wife of 31 years Patty Runyon of Whitman. Mother-n-law Pat Mahanna of Whitman. His children Regina (Myran) Starr of Lenore, Franklin Runyon of Lenore, Lisa Bias (Clifford Bartram) of Whitman, Roberta (Richard) Watts of Whitman. Grandchildren include Velma Starr of Lenore and Eric Starr (Kyra Yates) of Lenore. Jospeh Runyon (Erica Day) of Whitman. Jacob (Kristin) Bias, of Chauncey. Jessica (Travis) Turner of Whitman. Justin (Summer) Johnson of Chapmanville. Tomi Bias of Whitman. Great Grandchildren include Joe Joe and Alyssa Runyon of Whitman, Brynlee Voitelle of Chauncey, Jase and Jaynee Turner, of Whitman. Jake and Amelia Johnson of Chapmanville. Siblings include: Aracoma, (Glen) Hall, Barb (Johnny) Riggs, Damon (Hattie) Runyon, Della (Paul) Marcum, Abigail Runyon, Teresa (Okey) Brewer, Paul (Lisa) Runyon, Laura Sue (Lee) Collins, and David (Rachel) Runyon. And a host of loving nieces and nephews. Dewey was a proud UMWA member of local #17 of 35 years. Retired from Consolidated Coal Company. A member of Verdunville Church of God for 30 years. He was a devoted husband and a loving father, whom was very heavily involved with all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren's lives. He enjoyed making memories with them and watching them grow up. He enjoyed being the neighborhood watchman for his family and neighbors. Riding his scooter around the house and looking for bears. He enjoyed coon hunting. Not only was Dewey loved by his family and friends, but he was loved by the many residents of Patty’s Home Away From Home. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Celebration of Dewey’s life will be 1:00 P.M. Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Verdunville Church of God with Pastor Michael Hartwell and Pastor Timmy Mullins officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Godby. Gathering of family and friends will be from 4 to 6 at the church on Saturday. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.casdorphandcurry.com

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    Saturday, November 21, 2020

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    Sunday, November 22, 2020

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Terrea Nelson

November 23, 2020

Uncle Dewey,
There’s not enough words to express how much I admired you, loved you and honored you. Your infectious laughter and smile will always be a memory I’ll always cherish. The way you liked to get one over on people then laugh about it was the funniest thing ever. Nothing in life will ever be the same without you here. The reunions will be less cheerful. Christmas won’t be the same this year when I can’t send you the petite cakes I normally send to you. You were always one of my most favorite uncles. (Let’s not tell anyone you were my all time favorite)😉
I find solace in knowing you are no longer in pain and no longer suffering. I love you Uncle Dewey and I will forever be blessed for having such a caring, loving Uncle such as you. Rest easy and I’ll see you when I get there.

Jessica Turner

November 22, 2020

To the Papaw that didn’t have to be.. I could spend the rest of my time on this side of eternity and never be able to thank you enough for how great of a Papaw you were, and always treating and loving us the way you did. You took on the role never thinking twice and for that I will forever be thankful. You came into this family before I was ever born and took it as your own. You provided for and loved us more than we could’ve ever asked from you. You always worked so hard, even when you were sick and weak. You were the prime example of what manhood looks like, you were tough, hard nosed and a hard worker. But you had a soft spot of love for all your children and grandchildren. I could never tell you I love you or thank you enough for what you’ve done for me and my family, and the love you’ve given to us all, but I want to say thank you and I love you anyways for all you have done for us. I’ll never forget the times I had with you, good and bad. Like cutting your grass while you watched and critiqued every move I made until I learned exactly how you liked it, hitting me with your lanyard when I would run my smart mouth, hunting together, going to doctor appointments, the list goes on and on but my favorite memory of you will be the way you loved my kids especially my Jaynee Rose. I’ll never forget the smile she would put on your face no matter how bad you felt. The way she would run to you when she got off the bus bypassing her momma will forever be etched into my heart and memories. Thank you for all the wonderful memories, we will sure miss that beautiful smile, laugh and love more than anything, but so look forward to seeing you again.
Love,
Jessica

Jase Turner

November 21, 2020

Papaw I love and miss you super duper much. I know you are in Heaven but I wish you could still be here with me. Even though you are in a better place, I know you can breathe better now and that makes me happy. I love you papaw from Jase

Jaynee Rose Turner

November 21, 2020

Papaw I miss you and I love you. I know you are in Heaven and that’s a better place but I want you to be with me. Love Jaynee Rose

Roberta Watts

November 21, 2020

I love you and miss you so much. Days will never be the same without you here. Thank you for always being there when I needed you.. now you are my angel up in heaven watching over me and I hope to make you proud.

Toni Mollohan

November 20, 2020

Dewey, was my brother in law and he was such a good man to my sister. I no him and I didnt always see eye to eye but I loved him and respected him more then he knew. I no you should always tell your family what you feel be4 its to late. I hope theres a golden scooter for Dewey to ride ..lol well till I see you again ♡♡

Joseph Runyon

November 20, 2020

I love you pawpaw, always someone I could count on,always was the type man to look up to an I always have,you taught me raised me up never told me wrong showed me by living example how to be a good man live right I have always been so proud to be able to call you pawpaw in every way possible I've never known a harder worker an a man true to his beliefs the kind of man I hope to grow to be one day thank you for everything pawpaw I love you and will miss you daily you were the best

Justin Johnson

November 20, 2020

It’s so hard to think that you’re not here with us anymore. Thank you for always being a great role model and always being there when I needed you. You’re loved more than you’d ever know. I miss you so much already, but I know you feel so much better now. I love you papaw more than words could say.

Lisa Bias

November 19, 2020

Words cannot express the gratitude and love in my heart for you .... you have always been there for me wether I was good/bad or right/wrong always there for my kids esp when they lost their dad you took that role on. A perfect papaw to the great-grandkids. I will always carry you in my heart and cherish the memories until I see you again ❤️

Katie Marie

November 19, 2020

I love you Uncle until the end of time ...


Enjoy heaven ...

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