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Joe Runkles

d. April 29, 2021

Joe Runkles, age 81 of Harriman, passed away on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 at the Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. He was born on April 3rd, 1940 in Baltimore, MD. Joe was an avid coin, lighthouse, and ship collector and was very proud of his collections. He worked as a truck driver his whole life, last working for Total Transportation. He is preceded in death by his Father: James Runkles; Mother: Othea Estep; and stepmother: Altonia Runkles; Sister: Gwen Boatwright; and brother: Jim Runkles. He is survived by:


Wife:                Mary Runkles

Children:          Teresa, Vicky, Tina, Tonia, Valerie, Joe Jr, Jonathan, Betty Mae, and Eddie

Stepson:          Ted Doherty Jr

Brother:           Chuck Runkles

Kurt Runkles

Sister:              Jane Runkles

And numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren

Along with several other nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.


The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 1st, 2021 from 4:00-6:00 pm in the chapel of Evans Mortuary in Rockwood, TN. Memorial service will follow at 6:00 pm with Bro. Greg Noe officiating. Evans Mortuary is serving the family of Mr. Joe Runkles.

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