Logan was like a deer in the forest taking a long, deep drink from a stream - a simple presence whose incredible significance is only ever revealed to those who take the time to wait in the quiet stillness to see it. Logan dwelled in another place, outside of the rush and the rules and the race of this world. From the very beginning, he was meant for something else.
He came on a Sunday; January 6, 1991 at 1:06 am to his parents Nancy and Stanley Runyon, and two sisters, Caroline Skye and Molly Jean. Three years later, he became a big brother to Olivia Jade. Logan grew up and lived in Rolla, Missouri, where fishing, canoeing, hunting, being outside and playing with his army guys were the things that most marked his childhood. He picked up a guitar for the first time at fifteen years old and played for the rest of his life. He was a gifted musician, with long fingers that flew down the guitar neck and a full, deep singing voice that only the most fortunate of people ever heard. Logan didn’t speak unless he had something to say. When he did, it was smart, thoughtful, and endlessly witty. Seeing him grin felt like you had won the very best prize. Logan enjoyed traveling with his sisters and exploring new places. Throughout his life, Logan was always looking for ways to better the world around him, and he had the intelligence, courage, ingenuity and compassion to do it. From helping other people, to protecting the natural environment, to changing society for the better,
when he did something, he gave his whole heart to it. Of everything that Logan did and was, above all he was kind. He was gentle. He was humble and caring. Logan Thomas Runyon was brave.
On Monday, October 7, 2019, after 28 years, 9 months, and 1 day on this earth, Logan was brought home to join his grandparents, Lawrence C. and Mary Jane (Hessel) Ford,
his great-grandparents, Phyllis and Iola (Griffey)Thomas, his aunt and uncle, Art and Phyllis (Ford) Robertson, and his brother in Christ, Troy Edward Parker. The memory and
spirit of Logan will continue on in this world through his parents, Stanley and Nancy (Ford) Runyon, his sisters, Caroline Skye, Molly Jean, and Olivia Jade, his brothers-in- law, JW Copeland, Ray Vannoy and Alejandro Castellanos, his nephews Steven, Jordan, and Will Copeland, his niece, Lillian Copeland, his grandparents, Norman and Darlene (Thomas) Runyon, his aunt Janice Lee Ford, and so many other aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends.
A reception of family and friends will be at the family home at 13325 County Road 3120 Rolla,Mo., from 4-8 p.m. Saturday October 12, 2019.
Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday October 13, 2019 at the Wishon Cemetery in Rolla, Mo., pallbearers will be David Ford, JW Copeland, Ray Vannoy, Steven Runyon, Ryan Parker and Donald Brinker. Honorary Pallbearers will be Alejandro Castellanos, Duane Finch, Daniel Finch, Levi Runyon and Chip Parker. In lieu of flowers memorial are requested to the New Beginning Sanctuary in Springfield, Mo. nbsanctuary.org
All arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James,Mo.
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