Logan Thomas Runyon was born on January 6, 1991 to Nancy and Stanley Runyon and passed away on Monday, October 7, 2019 at the age of 28 years, 9 months and 1 day.
Logan grew up and lived in Rolla, Missouri, where fishing, canoeing, hunting, being outside and playing with his army guys were the things that most marked his childhood.
He picked up a guitar for the first time at 15 years old and played for the rest of his life. He was a gifted musician, with long fingers that flew down the guitar neck and a full, deep singing voice that only the most fortunate of people ever heard.
Logan didn’t speak unless he had something to say. When he did, it was smart, thoughtful and endlessly witty. Seeing him grin felt like you had won the very best prize.
Logan enjoyed traveling with his sisters and exploring new places. Throughout his life, Logan was always looking for ways to better the world around him and he had the intelligence, courage, ingenuity and compassion to do it. From helping other people, to protecting the natural environment, to changing society for the better, when he did something, he gave his whole heart to it. Of everything that Logan did and was, above all he was kind.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lawrence C. and Mary Jane (Hessel) Ford; great grandparents, Phyllis and Iola (Griffey)Thomas; aunt and uncle, Art and Phyllis (Ford) Robertson; and brother-in-Christ, Troy Edward Parker.
He is survived by his parents, Stanley and Nancy (Ford) Runyon; sisters, Caroline Skye, Molly Jean and Olivia Jade; his brothers-in-law, JW Copeland, Ray Vannoy and Alejandro Castellanos; his nephews, Steven, Jordan, and Will Copeland; his niece, Lillian Copeland; grandparents, Norman and Darlene (Thomas) Runyon; aunt, Janice Lee Ford; other relatives and friends.
A reception was held from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the family home in Rolla, Missouri.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday October 13, 2019 at the Wishon Cemetery in Rolla, Missouri.
Pallbearers were David Ford, JW Copeland, Ray Vannoy, Steven Runyon, Ryan Parker and Donald Brinker. Honorary pallbearers were Alejandro Castellanos, Duane Finch, Daniel Finch, Levi Runyon and Chip Parker.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.