Ocean City Today

Duncan J. Runyon

Jan 18, 2018

printed 01/19/2018


Duncan J. “DJ” Runyon, age 91, of Bishopville, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at home.

He was born in Port Huron, Michigan and was the son of the late Joseph A. and Zena M. (Crain) Runyon.

DJ attended Detroit Bible Institute after graduation and did missionary work on a Navajo Indian reservation in Arizona. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII on the USS Bushnell Submarine Tender.

He had been a carpenter and poultry grower before retirement. He loved the outdoors and spent time fishing and hunting. Throughout his life he enjoyed motorcycle riding, horseback riding, playing the banjo and traveling with the Airstream club.

In his later years, he enjoyed getting outdoors in his “chair” for rides. He was also a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Bishopville.

He is survived by a son, Duncan J. Runyon Jr. and wife, Jamie, of Berlin; a daughter, Lynn Wiseman and husband, Michael, of Holiday, Florida; two step-sons, Tyler Travers and wife, Chrissy, and Jerry Travers and wife, Jamie, both of Bishopville; a sister, Rejina Runyon of Arizona; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kay S. Runyon, in 2010.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 at Bishopville Cemetery in Bishopville with Rev. Paul Sherwood officiating.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.bishophastingsfh.com.

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