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Charles "Chuck" Runyan III

March 31, 1954 August 18, 2019
Charles "Chuck" Runyan III
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Obituary for Charles "Chuck" Runyan III

Charles Pinckney “Chuck” Runyan III, 65, passed away at his Clinton, MS,
residence Sunday, August 18, 2019. Chuck was born March 31, 1954, to the late
Charles Pinckney Runyan, Jr. and Beverly Runyan Bardi in Charleston, SC. He grew up
in Marietta, GA, and graduated from Sprayberry High School in 1973. He retired from
the U.S. Navy after twenty years of service and most recently was a biomedical
photographer working for the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
An active member of the Episcopal Church of the Creator in Clinton, Chuck
served on the vestry as Sr. Warden and most recently, as Jr. Warden. He also served as
a lay reader, a chalice bearer, and a member of the choir.
Chuck was active in the Boy Scouts of America. He earned numerous awards
including the Order of the Arrow Vigil Honor, served as Scoutmaster of Troop 88 and
later, Troop 345, and was a Unit Commissioner. While Scoutmaster of Troop 88, his
son, Alex, earned his Eagle Scout award.
Chuck enjoyed riding motorcycles and was a member of the Patriot Guard
Riders. Chuck was also a member of Kiwanis International and served as a staff
member of the Clinton YMCA.
He was involved in many productions with the Mississippi Opera Chorus and
appeared with his daughter, Sarah, in MOC’s production of “Madame Butterfly.”
Recently, he was cast in the Hollywood movie, “Same Kind of Different as Me.”
Chuck was exceptionally talented, but most of all, he was very involved with his
family and his children. Chuck was a beloved husband, wonderful father, great brother,
and loyal friend who will be greatly missed.
Chuck is preceded in death by his father; and his stepfather, Bruno Bardi. He is
survived by his mother, Beverly Bardi of Phoenix, AZ; his wife of 31 years, Deborah
Runyan of Clinton, MS; his son, Alex Runyan of Clinton, MS; his daughter, Sarah
Runyan of Santa Fe, NM; his brother, Alex Bardi (Susan) of Norcross, GA; his sisters,
Iris Hale (Teri) of Atlanta, GA, Terri Shafer (Greg) of Mesa, AZ, and Cindi Dreisbach of
Huntsville, AL; his brother-in-law, Brian Dempster of Williamstown, WV; and nieces and
nephews.
Services will be held Saturday, August 24, 2019, at the Episcopal Church of the
Creator. Visitation starts at 9:30 a.m. with the Memorial Mass following at 11 a.m. The
Reverend Robert M. Blanton will be the Officiant. In lieu of flowers, the Runyan family
requests that memorials be made to the Episcopal Church of the Creator, 1445 Clinton
Raymond Road, Clinton, MS 39056, or the Boy Scouts of America, 855 Riverside Drive,
Jackson, MS 39202

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Visitation

Saturday

24

Aug

9:30 AM 8/24/2019 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/24/2019 11:00:00 AM
Episcopal Church of the Creator

1445 Clinton-Raymond Rd
Clinton, MS 39056

Episcopal Church of the Creator
1445 Clinton-Raymond Rd Clinton 39056 MS
United States

Memorial Service

Saturday

24

Aug

11:00 AM 8/24/2019 11:00:00 AM
Episcopal Church of the Creator

1445 Clinton-Raymond Rd
Clinton, MS 39056

Episcopal Church of the Creator
1445 Clinton-Raymond Rd Clinton 39056 MS
United States
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