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Sunday May 1st, 2022
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Ivan Lee Runyon

Ivan Lee “Butch” Runyon, 77 passed away peacefully April 27, 2022, at his residence with his daughter Heather by his side.


He was born August 12, 1944, at Monaville, WV to the late George and Elizabeth Runyon. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by 3 brothers, Donny Runyon, Jim Runyon, and Toby Runyon.


Butch was a 1962 graduate of Logan High School. He was a veteran of the US Army serving from 1964 – 1966. Following his military service Butch then worked in the mining industry until his retirement. He was a member of the Monahill Freewill Baptist Church.


He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Rissie Runyon; 2 daughters who were his heart and soul, Victoria Georgette Runyon, and Heather (David) Woolsey of Monaville; his son, Dwain Runyon of Justice Addition; grandchildren, Tyler (Bethany) Woolsey of Mitchell Heights, Dylan Woolsey of Huntington, and Allie Woolsey of Charleston; 2 adopted grandchildren, Fred Ball Jr. and Jason Ball both of Beckley; 2 great-grandchildren, Elin Woolsey and Parker Cline. Butch also wanted to extend a special thank you to John Meade, John Wesly Nagy, Suzie, Wendy Hensley, Matthew Brown, Kierstin Privett, Dr. Waris, Carla and Greg Ramey, Fred Ball Jr, and all of American Power, especially, George Graham.


Butch was a supporter of the Special Olympics his entire life and asked that in lieu of flowers donations be made to them.


Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2022, at Akers-James Funeral Home with services taking place at 7 p.m. Butch will be laid to rest with military rites in the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, 2022. A funeral procession to the cemetery will depart Akers-James Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Monday for anyone that would like to travel to the cemetery.


Pallbearers will be family and friends.


Online condolences may be left at www.jamesfh.com


Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Akers-James Funeral Home, Logan, WV.

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A candle was lit in memory of Ivan Runyon

Rocky Bear my cousin May 2 2022 9:46 PM

So sorry to hear of Butch\'s passing. He was such a good friend to Carl. I\'m glad I was able to see him not long ago. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May the God of all comfort be near to you in the days ahead.

Tammy Mullins May 1 2022 3:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ivan Runyon

Gina & Roland Davis Apr 30 2022 10:05 PM

Butch was the first person that was my boss when I got back from the service in 1973. From that point on our friendship was set in stone. I will miss Butch.

Jim Winkler Apr 30 2022 12:03 PM

Butch was one of my best childhood friends. We met as Little League teammates. I knew and loved his entire family, such fine people. I cherish the fond memories of times spent with them. May God comfort and bless his family. You have my prayers.

Paul Frye Apr 30 2022 10:45 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ivan Runyon

Mark an Richard Evans Apr 29 2022 5:57 PM

Butch is such a big loss to our community. We all loved him so much. He was the best neighbor. Praying for you guys.

Jen & Ryan Davis Apr 29 2022 5:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ivan Runyon

Jennifer Davis Apr 29 2022 5:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ivan Runyon

Raymond Blankenship and Patty Erlewine Adkins Apr 28 2022 7:03 PM

Rissie, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you my friend.

Peggy Vickers Apr 28 2022 12:33 PM

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