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Thomas Runnels

April 14, 1947 — October 27, 2019

In Loving Memory


Thomas Runnells

April 14th, 1947 ~ October 27th, 2019


Thomas Runnells passed into the arms of the Lord on October 27th, 2019 at St Lukes Medical Center in Houston, Texas. He was born April 14th, 1947 in Middletown, Ohio to Donald and Louise Barker Runnells.


Thomas was raised in the Middletown and attended school there.  He was a Proud US Marine Corps veteran who in his younger days loved hunting and rodeo.  In his later years he kept his passion for shooting alive, though he didn’t get many opportunities to hunt, He was known as a Jokester often keeping his friends and family laughing.  Thomas was even working on writing a book, though it never was completed.   


He is survived by his wife, Linda Runnells; sons Terry James Runnells and Eric Thomas Runnells; daughter, Kimberly Wukasch; 9 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Louise Barker Runnells and his grandparents.


A memorial service will be held at Caney Creek Baptist church on Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at 9:30 am.



Funeral services under the direction of Wharton Funeral Home.

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