Darian Wayne Runyon

May 6, 1977 - September 13, 2021

Memorial Gifts & Donations

Newport News- Darian Wayne Runyon, known by many as “Rundawg”, “Uncle D”, or “D”, age 44 of Newport News, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 13, 2021.  He was born May 6, 1977, in Portsmouth, Virginia to Lewis and Nancy Runyon.  He is survived by his parents Lewis and Nancy Runyon; children Jarian, Jaleen, and their mother Jamie; long time love Lori Ann Koehler; sister Nancy Gibson and brother-in-law Andre; brother Roger Runyon and his significant other Crystal Husbands; brother Christopher Runyon and sister-in-law Karen; sister Margaret “Mae” Wright and brother-in-law Brandon; numerous nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Darian graduated in 1997 with an Associates of Occupational Science Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology.  He worked as a Senior Mechanical Technician at Raytheon Technical Service Company for 17 years working on the NATO Seasparrow Defense and Missile Launching Equipment.

Darian will not only be missed by his family, but he will also be missed by a myriad of alumni, co-workers, and friends.

Ever since he was a little boy, win, lose, or tie, he was a diehard fan of his beloved Miami Dolphins!  Darian’s life ended way too early, but he leaves a legacy of love that will be forever cherished by his family and all who knew him.

The family will welcome friends at Christian Way Ministries, 549 Newtown Road, Virginia Beach Virginia 23462 from 2:00pm – 6:00pm on Saturday, September 18, 2021 for a celebration of his life.  In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to assist with funeral expenses.  Donations can be made via https://gofund.me/11abece1 , Cash App – $JarianRunyon, Zelle – (757)348-1990, or PayPal – jelly2da-bean@hotmail.com.

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2 years ago

Rest In Peace my friend
Thoughts and prayers for family and friends

Richelle Demps
2 years ago

Rundawg was like family; always supportive, always had an ear to listen, and always willing to help;; we never had to ask Run for anything, he was just there with a lending hand and laughs, can’t forget the laughs !! Just a big heart. Our entire family will miss him dearly. Prayers to the kids and Runyon family! With love and support,, the Demps family.

Nate Beck
2 years ago

I worked with Darian for many years. He was a very interesting man and I was better for knowing him. I’m very sorry for your loss.

Patrice Leary
2 years ago

To the family praying for your strength through this difficult time sending love ❤️ and hugs for healing

Nancy Stepaniak
2 years ago

I will always remember Darian for the smile always on his face and his great heart always willing to help.

Nancy Stepaniak

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