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#2002689 - 04/21/23 12:19 PM fd828
Dadcpu Offline
Potty Mouth Grandpa

Registered: 01/11/10
Posts: 8173
Loc: Virginia
City or County: Henrico County
I am sad to announce that our friend fd828 (Michael Irvin Runion) passed away last night at the age of 75 years old.
He was a great friend, member here and all around good man and will be missed by many. He had turned 75 in March while in the hospital. My condolences go out to his family at this time wife Sharon and son Brian, brother etc. I will post the funeral information when I get it. All you had to do was call and he would help in any way he could.
Rest in Peace and as Michael said at the end of every conversation "Have a Blessed day".

I just spoke with Michaels wife and his memorial service is Thursday 4/27/2023 at 2:00 PM at Courtland Baptist Church 22265 Main St, Courtland, VA 23837. It will be a Military memorial as Michael served with honor. She will probably be there @ 1 PM to accept visitors.

Edited by Dadcpu (04/24/23 12:41 PM)

#2002699 - 04/21/23 12:56 PM Re: fd828 [Re: Dadcpu]
hino895 Offline

Registered: 04/27/09
Posts: 530
Loc: Spotsylvania, Virginia
City or County: Downtown Thornburg
Michael was as fine a person you would ever want to know.
"It will be fine after the swelling go's down"

#2002724 - 04/21/23 02:48 PM Re: fd828 [Re: hino895]
wrickster Offline
A Pirate Looks at 60...

Registered: 04/11/11
Posts: 1673
Loc: Toano/Williamsburg
City or County: Toano/Williamsburg
I'm very sorry to hear of Michaels passing. He fought the good fight - even went back to work recently. He was a much tougher man than me. RIP FD!!

#2002742 - 04/21/23 03:54 PM Re: fd828 [Re: Dadcpu]
DaveL Offline

Registered: 02/26/22
Posts: 116
Loc: VA ... um I mean NOVA
City or County: Arlington
Terrible news. I only knew him through the SB, but I was very fond of him. So sorry for the loss for his more personal friends.

#2002767 - 04/21/23 05:28 PM Re: fd828 [Re: Dadcpu]
Big_Country Offline
Bolt action

Registered: 02/01/15
Posts: 194
Loc: Amherst, VA
City or County: Amherst
Michael was an outstanding member. I had quite a few deals with him and had the pleasure to talk with him on many more occasions. He will truly be missed. Rest in peace good friend. BC

#2002776 - 04/21/23 05:57 PM Re: fd828 [Re: Dadcpu]
Tyronyglock40man Offline

Registered: 01/20/11
Posts: 6082
Loc: Virginia
City or County: Capital of the Confederacy Richmond-Williamsburg area
Going to miss him ,little did some know that he was a great source for mower and tractor repair and knowledge as well as firearms , RIP Mikey good to have known you buddy !
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#2002810 - 04/21/23 08:18 PM Re: fd828 [Re: Dadcpu]
Gnome Offline
For alt vi har. Og alt vi er.

Registered: 01/01/14
Posts: 975
Loc: Fort Walker, Va.
City or County: Hanover County
Michael was a great member of the VA Gun Trader, a wounderful friend, an excellent source of knowledge and wisdom. I am honoured to have known him, and met him. Michael is now resting, and one day, we will see him again.
Until then my Brother,

Semper Fi!

For fred og frihet Gjør rett, frykt ingen.

#2002823 - 04/21/23 09:09 PM Re: fd828 [Re: Dadcpu]
the cwa Offline

Registered: 02/27/10
Posts: 5668
Loc: Virginia
City or County: Prince George,23842
This is sad news indeed. Michael was no quitter and a good person to know for sure. I take solace in knowing that his pain is over and he is at peace now.
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#2002824 - 04/21/23 09:15 PM Re: fd828 [Re: Dadcpu]
quietman Offline

Registered: 08/24/10
Posts: 433
Loc: Springfield VA
City or County: Fairfax county
I only knew him via the shoutbox. Never had a bad conversation with him and he was a great guy to talk to. I hope he is in a better place with no pain. I hope his family in time has peace.
- All free men should own firearms

#2002827 - 04/21/23 09:22 PM Re: fd828 [Re: Dadcpu]
Welder Offline
Single barrel

Registered: 08/25/12
Posts: 28
Loc: VA
City or County: K-town
Requiescat in pace my friend…
"Owning a handgun doesn't make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician."

#2002858 - 04/22/23 06:15 AM Re: fd828 [Re: Dadcpu]
Racin Junkie Offline
AKA "Gun Show Junkie"

Registered: 01/28/10
Posts: 657
City or County: Alexandria
Rest In Peace Michael.
This space reserved for witty comments

#2002962 - 04/22/23 10:33 AM Re: fd828 [Re: Dadcpu]
Agent19 Offline
2A 4 All

Registered: 01/12/09
Posts: 3684
Loc: VA
City or County: 22973
I'm glad I got to meet this fine man/veteran before he departed this world.

Rest peacefully,
I’ll gladly take questionable mean tweets, a strong economy, energy independence and a Respected Country, over high inflation, millions of illegals aliens, mask/ vaccine mandates and pedophile in chief.

#2002995 - 04/22/23 11:37 AM Re: fd828 [Re: Dadcpu]
Halligan Offline
Take a look it's in a book reading revolvers.

Registered: 10/21/12
Posts: 824
Loc: Powhatan
City or County: Powhatan
Michael went out of his way to help me (and others) with his knowledge of small engines. Something he had done hundreds of times with people on this forum. That kind of knowledge the average joe just doesn't possess. You only get it with years of experience.

He was an optimist, even to the end. It definitely would have been easier to just toss it in but, he was not like that.

I hope he is at peace and that Trader and the ShoutBox provided support even if it was a joke/distraction from life.

Be most excellent to each other.

"I trust everyone, I just don't trust the devil inside them."

#2003102 - 04/22/23 06:30 PM Re: fd828 [Re: Dadcpu]
6watcher Offline
Bolt action

Registered: 09/29/16
Posts: 121
Loc: Virginia - Spotsy
City or County: Fredericksburg
I met him for the first time in person at the Richmond show, it was all my pleasure.
Rest In Peace brother, the fields await you.
"Clearly, a civilization that feels guilty for everything it is and does , will lack the conviction to defend itself." (Jean-Francois Revel, French philosopher)
"The night is dark and full of terrors.....Be one of them"

#2003251 - 04/23/23 11:36 AM Re: fd828 [Re: Dadcpu]
Manwich23 Offline

Registered: 10/28/11
Posts: 550
Loc: The sticks
City or County: McKenney
Tremendous loss for this community. Prays for his family.

#2003538 - 04/24/23 12:41 PM Re: fd828 [Re: Dadcpu]
Dadcpu Offline
Potty Mouth Grandpa

Registered: 01/11/10
Posts: 8173
Loc: Virginia
City or County: Henrico County
His service will be at Courtland Baptist Church on Thursday April 27th at 2 PM.

I am going to do my level best to go, if anyone wants to ride let me know.

Edited by Dadcpu (04/24/23 12:54 PM)
"God made man, but Sam Colt made men equal."
You are the result of 4 billion years of evolutionary success. Act like it and....GET OFF MY LAWN!

#2003544 - 04/24/23 12:57 PM Re: fd828 [Re: Dadcpu]
BB88 Offline
Mosin Man

Registered: 05/19/21
Posts: 908
City or County: Hampton Roads
My condlonces to his family, he was a great member. GOB BLESS YOU

#2003660 - 04/24/23 05:57 PM Re: fd828 [Re: Dadcpu]
graybeard Offline

Registered: 03/19/10
Posts: 230
Loc: Va
City or County: Fauquier
Only knew him thru the SB. Never a bad word about anyone. He was a gentleman and I enjoyed the conversations we had. He will be missed greatly.
Yes---that IS a wheelchair attached to my **I'M AN IDIOT**! Does it make it look big???

#2003699 - 04/24/23 07:57 PM Re: fd828 [Re: Dadcpu]
DirtyJ Offline
Top Flight Security Of The World

Registered: 05/03/13
Posts: 1294
Loc: Richmond, VA
City or County: Chester
Really sad news. I talked to Mike regularly in the SB and then really became friends late last year and talk every week or two after that. I will be there Thursday.
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#2003728 - 04/24/23 08:48 PM Re: fd828 [Re: Dadcpu]
Gnome Offline
For alt vi har. Og alt vi er.

Registered: 01/01/14
Posts: 975
Loc: Fort Walker, Va.
City or County: Hanover County
Hope he gets to take one if his Ruger Mini-14 to the grave with him.
For fred og frihet Gjør rett, frykt ingen.

#2004463 - 04/27/23 04:42 PM Re: fd828 [Re: Dadcpu]
Chingon Offline
I know my first name is Bert.

Registered: 04/23/12
Posts: 8984
City or County: Prince William
Fair winds and following seas...you will be missed.
"No sword? Use a stick. No stick? Use a rock. No rock? Use your fists and feet! Lose your life, but make the enemy pay!"

#2004466 - 04/27/23 04:45 PM Re: fd828 [Re: Dadcpu]
LaserJock Offline
B * L * U * E

Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 6264
Loc: NoVA 22192
City or County: NoVA 22192

Missing you much member 7000. Rest well my friend


#2004843 - 04/28/23 11:21 PM Re: fd828 [Re: Dadcpu]
The Corps Offline

Registered: 10/07/11
Posts: 1469
Loc: NoVA
City or County: Ffx County unfortunately
Bummer i didnt get to know ya better, but hanks for having a big impact on this community of bums. May you RIP fd. God bless!

#2005236 - 04/30/23 11:31 AM Re: fd828 [Re: Dadcpu]
OldBay Offline
Crabcakia Refugee

Registered: 01/26/13
Posts: 259
Loc: VA 22032
City or County: Burke/Fairfax
RIP "Fiddy"
I'm shakin it here, boss!