From Dustin P Runnels' Facebook page:
"My eulogy for pops. Thank you all for being here today. I know dad is looking down right now on this and us, and i truly believe he knows just how loved he really was. Our father would have loved all this attention. What can i say about the worlds greatest dad? Pops was honorable, he was kind, he was more than fair, he was sweet, charismatic, he was gentle, he was so loving and giving. He cared with a passion unlike anything that I have ever seen. To me when times were tough he told me on a daily basis to keep steppin. He worked hard at everything he put his hands on and created magic. He touched so many. Dad was an incredible man. He loved life and he loved us, his family so much.
I know we have all heard this before and I hadn't really realized it until now, that Life is a lot shorter than any of us realize and you just don't know what you have until it's gone. He was greatness and I miss him terribly. I loved the time that I spent with pops whether it be hunting, or at the house, or at the office, there were always lessons to be had. When he told stories he captivated a room. My father was simply put the greatest man I ever knew. He was an incredible husband an incredible father to us kids, an incredible grandfather, an incredible teacher and an incredible friend. He taught me so so many lessons in life. I never stop moving and try to stay busy because of him. It is sad that he is gone but I know he is not in pain now and now he is getting funky like a monkey with the angels in heaven. ...... I miss you dad. I love you dad.
You are and forever will be my hero. God loved you and now you're home. I will see you again someday. Thank you pops! ........ And to my family. Luke 1:37 says For with God, nothing shall be impossible............ If we as a family can put our trust in god, we can and will get through anything. ......... While on the ride called life, you have to take the good with the bad, smile when you are sad, love what you've got and remember what you had. Always forgive, but never forget. Learn from your mistakes but never regret. People change. Things go wrong. Just remember, the ride goes on. I love you guys, and I love you dad."