Bobby Runyon

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PINSONFORK, Ky. — Bobby Leland Runyon, 90, of Pinsonfork, Ky., passed away Saturday, December 28, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center in Phelps, Ky.

Bobby was born September 2, 1923, the son of the late Leonard and Hattie Bevins Runyon. He was also preceded in death by his wife Mary Lou O'Bryan Runyon, as well as his step-mother, Maggie Scott Runyon and his half-brother, James Walker Runyon.

He was a retired teacher from the Pike County Board of Education and a veteran of World War II, where he served as a navigator on a B-17 airplane for Army Air Corps. Bobby was also a member of the McVeigh Baptist Church and also lifetime member of the D.A.V. Chapter #141 of Belfry, Ky.

He is survived by his sons, Richard L. "Pete" (Ruby) Runyon and Charles Robert (Kim) Runyon both of Pinsonfork. He also leaves behind five grandchildren, Richard Brandon Runyon, Robert Thomas Runyon, Lesley (Nick) Markesbery, Dana (Stephen) Blankenship, and Mason Tyler Runyon, as well as his half-brother, Bill Runyon of Vero Beach, Fla.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, January 1, 2014, at R.E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel, with James Justice officiating.

Burial will follow at Smith Cemetery, Sidney, Ky., with Jonathan Runyon, Richard Brandon Runyon, Robert Thomas Runyon, Mason Tyler Runyon, Stephen Blankenship and Nick Markesbery. Belfry Chapter #141 D. A. V. will conduct Military Graveside services.

Visitation will be held Monday and Tuesday nights at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m.

R. E. Rogers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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R.E. Rogers Funeral Home - Belfry
25062 US HWY 119
Belfry, KY 41514
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Published in Williamson Daily News from Dec. 30 to Dec. 31, 2013