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Marvin "Bugs" D. Runkel

September 1, 1960 ~ February 18, 2022 (age 61)

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Marvin “Bugs” Dwayne Runkel, 61, of Madisonville, KY went home to be with the Lord on February 18, 2022.

He was born in Jefferson County, KY on September 1, 1960 to the late Kenny and Esther Runkel.

Mr. Runkel was a member of East Union Missionary Baptist Church.  He had worked as an electrician for more than forty years. Mr. Runkel served in the Army as part of the Arlington Cemetery Honor Guard for three years

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Darlene Cook and a granddaughter, Eva Browning.

Mr. Runkel is survived by  his two daughters, Jessica (Nathan)Byers of Madisonville, KY and Jerrica (Andrew) Grogan of Madisonville, KY; his four sons, Justin( Lindsey) Browning of Madisonville, KY; Jerrod (Morgan) Runkel of Newnan, GA, Jordan (Kaitlyn) Runkel of Madisonville, KY and Jacob (Dani) Runkel of Madisonville, KY; three sisters, Kennetha Wells, Diana “Sissie” Runkel, and Angela (David) Smith; and nine grandchildren: Max Byers, Jaxon Byers, Wyman Runkel, Hazel Runkel, Henry Runkel, Addie Runkel, Gabriel Runkel, Evelyn Grogan, Xavier Browning.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 6:00 PM Thursday, February 24, 2022 at Immanuel Baptist Church,714 Brown Rd., in Madisonville, KY with Bro. Scott Heltsley and Bro. Joe Chambers officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church.

Reid-Walters Funeral Home in Earlington, KY is in charge of the arrangements.

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A Celebration of Life
February 24, 2022

6:00 PM
Immanuel Baptist Church
714 Brown Road
Madisonville, KY 42431

No Visitation


Immanuel Baptist Church
714 Brown Road, Madisonville KY 42431

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