LIGONIER — Starlin Ledford Runyon, 65, passed away Wednesday at 7:10 a.m. at Avalon Healthcare in Ligonier.
He was born Nov. 10, 1948, to Lawrence and Carrie (Runyon) Owens in Grundy, Va.
On April 19, 2011, he married Janet Schopf, who survives.
He graduated from Council High School and went on to work at Sorq’s in Ligonier for 25 years until their closing and then worked for Walker/Tenneco for 15 years before retiring.
Starlin enjoyed hunting, fishing, turkey shoots and the outdoors. Spending time with his family, particularly his nieces and nephews, was a favorite pastime for Starlin. He also enjoyed his faithful companion, Coco, his Rottweiler.
He is survived by his wife, Janet; a sister, Brenda (Bill) Hall of Syracuse; two nephews, Scot Hall and Eric Hall, both of Syracuse; and several cousins.
Mr. Runyon was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Raymond Runyon; and his companion of 34 years, Patricia Runyon.
There will be a time of visitation on Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, where a funeral service in Mr. Runyon’s honor will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Zachary Snyder will officiate.
Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Syracuse.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in care of Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, IN 46767. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.yeagerfuneralhome.com.