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Rev. A.V. Runyan Jr.

August 25, 1943 ~ November 21, 2018 (age 75)

Rev. A.V. Runyan Jr., age 75, of Monroe, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at Carolinas HealthCare System Union.

A Celebration of Rev. Runyan's Life will be held 2:00 PM, Monday, November 26, at Liberty Hill Baptist Church, 757 Liberty Hill Church Road, Pageland, SC, 29728 officiated by Rev. Mack Mullis. Interment will follow the service in the Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends and loved ones prior to the service in the church sanctuary, beginning at 12 PM. 

A.V. Runyan Jr. was born August 25, 1943 in Baltimore County, MD, a son of the late A.V. Runyan Sr. and Patsy Ervin. AV spent many years as a Plant Manager in the manufacturing industry for Charlotte Plastics. Also an ordained minister, AV was not only a man of God who never missed church on Sunday, but a man who loved his family dearly, especially his wife and children.

Survivors include his loving wife of 33 years, Shirley Runyan, a son, Kevin Runyan and wife Adrienne of Silverdale, WA, a son, Brian Runyan and wife Phyllis of Monroe, NC, a daughter, Deana Date and husband Cary of Waxhaw, NC, a son, Jeffrey Eschenburg and wife Robin of Austin, TX, a son, Scott Eschenburg and wife Ornah of Milwaukee, WI, a sister, Janie Gay of Kings Mountain, NC, a sister, Carolyn Manus of Indian Trail, NC, a sister, Ava Gail Willis and husband Roger of Monroe, NC, a sister, Teressa Sampson and husband Bob of Charlotte, NC, grandchildren; Adam Runyan, Erica Nord, Kendall Runyan, Sarah Anderson, Nikki Jackson, Tiffany Rockwell, Joshua Date, Madison Date, Justin Eschenburg, Ryan Eschenburg, Zachary Eschenburg, Rena Eschenburg, six great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, AV was preceded in death by a brother, Damon Runyan. 

Davis Funeral Service of Monroe is honored to be serving the family of Rev. Runyan. An online guest register book is available to view and sign at

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