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John Henry Rankin

March 4, 1948 June 21, 2018
John Henry Rankin
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Obituary for John Henry Rankin

John Henry “Pepper Dick” Rankin widower of Jo Ann Rankin, passed away Thursday June 21, 2018 at Georgetown Community Hospital, Georgetown, Ky.
A native of Bourbon County, Ky., he was the son of Loretta Henson and the late John “Bull” Henry Rankin, Sr. He was educated in the old Western High School and graduated from Paris High School in 1966, the same year he married his wife of 47 years, Jo Ann Rankin.
In addition to his mother he leaves to mourn his memory five children, Tina Wilson White, LaShana McKee, Timothy Rankin, Cregg Hill, and Izzah Stout and eleven grandchildren, Marcus Wilson, Patrice Wilson, Tilon Howard, Christian Howard, Sydney Moore, Keiron Hill, Keenan Hill, Abrinnia Auxier, Trey Stout, Joziah Stout, Keeton Stout, and nine great grandchildren.
He also leaves behind three sisters, Patricia Rankins of Lexington, Ky., Janice Rankins of Cleveland, Oh., Teresa Henson of Paris, Ky., and one brother, Clayton (Dorthea) Rankins of Paris, Ky., a sister-in-law, Mary Jane Henson and a brother-in-law, Henry Brown, his best friend, Tobie, a special friend, Julie Harrington, a very special great- great- niece, Makayla Owens and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and friends.
In addition to his wife and father he was also preceded in death by a son, Christopher Rankin, one sister, Bertha “B.B.” (Henry) Brown, two brothers, Bobby Ray “Look-up” (Mary Jane) Henson, Leroy “Snake” Henson, a father and mother-in-law, James and Kattie Wilson, and a sister-in-law, Edna Williams.
Memorial services will be conducted at 12:00 PM Friday June 29, 2018 at Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main Street, Paris, Ky. by the Rev. Dr. Morgan Gilkey.
Visitation will be from 11:00 AM Friday June 29, 2018 until the hour of service at the funeral home.
The funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, Ky. 40361.
The online guestbook is at and a 24 hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 859-987-2500.

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