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Jack E. Runner

April 1, 1931 — December 21, 2023

Weatherford, Texas

Jack Everett Runner, 92, of Weatherford, Texas, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2023, at Hilltop Health and Rehab in Weatherford.

He was born on April 1, 1931, in Washington Township, Darke County, to the late Opha and Leonora (Stetson) Runner.

In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his children, Gregory Runner and Sharon Runner; his siblings, Jean (Bert) Ruby and Jim Edward (Alice) Runner; daughter-in-law, Kathleen Runner; and in-law, Stephen Shaw.

Jack is survived by his loving wife, Janet (Shaw) Runner of Weatherford, Texas; his children, Michael Runner of Roseville, California, and Jeffery (Sally) Runner of Marble Hill, Georgia; his daughter-in-law, Renee Runner of Washington; his 14 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren; his siblings, Janice Collier of Indiana and Julia (James) Howard of Kennesaw, Georgia; and his in-laws, Patricia Copeland of Middletown, Ohio, Diana Haney of Versailles, Ohio and Christine McNeal of Port Richey, Florida.

Jack graduated from Greenville High School in 1950 and then attended Ohio Northern University, where he earned a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering. Later in life, he received his teaching credentials in California.  Jack served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps, where he served during the Korean War. Jack worked in the aerospace industry. He worked for a company in Newark, Ohio called 2802 Initial Guidance and Repair Systems. He was trained in how to repair minuteman missiles guidance systems. Later in Jacks career, he began teaching and helped educate the next generations until 1995. Jack was a very faithful man and was a member of Pleasant Oak Baptist Church in Placerville, California. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and operating a orchard in California.

A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 28, 2023, at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus. Burial will follow in Ansonia Cemetery, Ansonia, Ohio.

Guests may visit with Jack’s family on Thursday from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to, Hillsdale College, 33 E College St, Hillsdale, MI 49242 or Alzheimer’s Association, 6077 Far Hills Ave Suite 117, Dayton, OH 45459.

Online condolences may be shared with Jack’s family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.

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Visitation

Thursday, December 28, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Tribute Funeral Home Greenville

1000 N Broadway St, Greenville, OH 45331

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, December 28, 2023

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

Tribute Funeral Home Greenville

1000 N Broadway St, Greenville, OH 45331

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Interment

Thursday, December 28, 2023

Ansonia Cemetery

OH

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