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Robert "Bajo" Harvey Runnion

September 24, 1959 ~ July 31, 2021 (age 61)

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Robert “Bajo” Runnion, age 61, Erwin, passed away after a lengthy illness on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Signature Healthcare of Elizabethton. He was a lifelong resident of Erwin and a son of the late William and Helen Cox Runnion.

Bajo retired from CSX in 2014 after thirty-five years of service, where he was a Conductor. He always enjoyed talking to friends and family about his railroad days. Bajo loved spending time with his grandson, Cooper.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Runnion; nephew, Matt Banner; father-in-law, George Cooper and brother-in-law, Curtis Cooper.

Survivors include his daughter, Hannah Runnion (Justin), Erwin; grandson, Cooper Pate; sister, Cissy Banner (James), Erwin; niece, Deanna Cooper; nephews: Jimmy Banner and Chad Runnion; mother of Hannah, Christy Runnion; mother-in-law, Janice Cooper; several great nieces, nephews and many special friends also survive.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Peterson Family Healthcare for the continued love and support given to our family.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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