Duard G. “Doc” Runner age 95, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 11:38 PM on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. Duard was born on January 3, 1923, in Greenville, Ohio, to the late William and Violet (Riffle) Runner.
Duard is survived by his wife, Jean A. (Goubeaux) Runner whom he married on February 2, 1951; daughter, Cheryl Dynes of Ansonia, Ohio; grandson, Aaron & Tommie Dynes of Piqua, Ohio; granddaughter, Allison Dynes of Ansonia, Ohio; great-granddaughters, Payton Brandenburg of Ansonia, Ohio, Grace Dynes, Shelby Dynes, Aubrey Dynes and Zoe Tracey of Piqua, Ohio; great-grandson, Chandler Tracey of Huntington, Indiana; sister, Martha Singleman of Greenville, Ohio; brother-in-law, Carl & Phyllis Goubeaux; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Duard is also preceded in death by his son-in-law, Rick Dynes; brother-in-law, Ralph Goubeaux; sisters, Roberta Runner Myers and Glenna Runner Ketring; brothers, Billy Runner and David Runner.
Duard graduated from Greenville High School with the Class of 1942. Duard served in the 11th Army Air Force in the Aleutian Islands during WWII from Feb. 1943-Dec. 1945. He retired after 55 years as a body repair specialist, having owned and operated Runner’s Body Shop. In the years of 1960-70 he built commercial buildings in Greenville and is the President of Jacard Inc. In 1980 he built a home in Port Richey, Florida, but always kept his roots in Greenville, Ohio. He has restored many automobiles. His hobbies are traveling, music, attending car shows, regionals and conventions in many cities where he has received many honors. He was a long time member of the First Congregational Christian Church, now attending St. John Lutheran Church. He is a member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge No. 143; past President of the Greenville Masonic Craft Club; a 32nd Degree Mason of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton; Antioch Shrine of Dayton; Darke County Shrine Club and an associate member of the Jeepsters. He is a member of the Greenville Lodge of Elks No. 1139 and a life time member of the Greenville VFW. Duard was a Charter Member of the Classic Thunderbird Club of Dayton; Tri-State Mustang Club; Mustang Club of America; The Classic Thunderbird International and Early Birds of Hoosierland.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, December 22, 2018, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Brian McGee officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM and Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the funeral home. The Greenville Masonic Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 6:45 PM on Friday followed by the Scottish Rite Ring Service. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care or St. John Lutheran Church. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com