Russell Joe Runyon, 65, of Odessa, Missouri, passed away Friday, April 22, 2022, at his home.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd St, Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524. A funeral service will follow at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the VFW Post #5675 Auxiliary, Odessa, MO. Memories of Joe and condolences for his family may be left at www.LedfordFamilyFH.com
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Joe was born on September 14, 1956, in Denver, Colorado to Andrew “Jack” and Delores (Wright) Runyon. Joe grew up and graduated from Odessa High School in 1974. He spent his working career as a Machine Technician for 45 years before retiring from GPI Gaming in 2021. Joe was a member of the VFW Post #5675 Auxiliary of Odessa. In addition to spending time with his family and friends Joe enjoyed hunting, fishing, and mushroom hunting.
He is survived by his wife, Anna of Odessa, MO; five children, Dakota Runyon of Louisiana, Monica Loges of Odessa, MO, Nicole (Butch) Becker of Odessa, MO, Crystal (Kevin) Malone of Texas, Jason (Terri) Larrison of Odessa, MO; 19 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and one brother, Randy Runyon of Odessa, MO.
Joe is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Sharon Haney.