2012-01-18 / Obituaries

Lance Rankin

Lance Alan Rankin, age 44, beloved husband, father, son and friend entered heaven’s gates on January 10, 2012, after a courageous battle with melanoma cancer.

He was born on September 17, 1967. He married his childhood sweetheart, Jessica Ann Gallaway, on August 14, 1993, and together they had their three beautiful children – Blair Nicole, Jacob Tod and Brooke Makayla.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; Truett Rankin, William and Marie Troutman; uncle, Will Troutman; stepbrother, Tod Slaughter.

He is survived by his father, Daniel Rankin; mother, Pam Rankin Powell; stepmother, Harriet Rankin; stepfather, Ben Powell; sister, Debra Aaron and husband Claude; brother, Scott Rankin and wife Karen; stepbrother, Rick Slaughter; stepsister, Christi Slaughter; father and mother-in-law, Ray and Charlotte Gallaway; his brothers and sisters-in-law, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation was held Thursday, January 12, 2012 from 5 -8 p.m. at the Hurley Funeral Home in Lytle, with the rosary recited at 5 p.m. Funeral services were held at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Lytle on Friday, January 13, 2012 at 1 p.m. Interment followed in Oak Island Cemetery, Loop 1604 and DeVilbiss Lane.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rankin Children College Fund at Texas Community Bank, 19401 Somerset Road, Somerset, TX 78069 or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, 14822 Main St., Lytle, TX 78052, (830) 709-0698.

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