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Jack Runnels

October 28, 1941 — October 7, 2022


Celebration of Life for Jack Runnels, age 80, of Emory, Texas will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at Lake Fork Baptist Church with Associate Pastor Tracey Bartley officiating. passed away Friday, October 7, 2022, at Wesley Oaks Memory Center of Sulphur Springs, Texas.

He was born on October 28, 1941 to Cyril Runnels and Clayta (DeLozier) Runnels in Pittsburg, Kansas. Jack married Ruth (Alumbaugh) Runnels on October 19,1984 in Dallas, TX. They were married 38 years and raised their four children together. He began his career as a Graphic Arts Technician/Printer at Texas Instruments. He was a kind and quiet man but with a great sense of humor. He had a kind and loving country heart, the type of person who would give you the shirt off their back. He enjoyed working outside in his yard and when Jack had some free time, he loved to sit back and enjoy watching his favorite John Wayne movies and boxing.  

Jack is survived by his wife, Ruth of Emory; daughters, Jennifer Lorbach and husband, Rob of Argyle, Gina Verbal and husband, Rich of Plano; stepdaughter, Debbie Talley and husband Chris of Rockwall and his stepson, Blake Hartley and wife, Corinna of Fate; grandkids, Kristen Selby, Cody Selby, Cole Clary, Sydney Clary, Caleb Hartley, Chloe Hartley, Derrick Fife, Jason Nicholson; sister, Sharon Wallace and husband Ron of Tulsa, OK and brother, Norman Runnels and wife Lynn of Dallas, TX and several nieces and nephews.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Merrill Runnels, Neville Runnels; sisters, Carmen Shurley, Charlotte Hennigh and Faye Garrison.

Jack was of the Baptist faith and attended Lake Fork Baptist Church, located at 9483 FM 515, Alba, TX 75410, where memorial requests can be sent to.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, October 29, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Lake Fork Baptist church

9483 FM 515, Alba, TX 75410

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