James Wilbur Rankin, Jr., 92 of Saxonburg passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 at his home.
Born on September 25, 1926 in Indiana, PA, he was the son of the late James Wilbur Rankin Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Orr.
James served in the Marines in WWII. He worked as truck driver for himself, Pettigrew Trucking, Rutledge Trucking and Wayne Sell Trucking until he retired at 80 years old. James loved to go to Lernerville for the races and enjoyed spending time with his family.
Surviving are his loving children, Patty (Dave) Brown of Elderton, Paul (Shirley) Rankin of Renfrew, Brenda (Wayne) McCormick of Cabot, Maryann (John) Harris of Mars, James (Lois) Rankin III of Butler, Gary (Sheila) Rankin of Renfrew, Andy (Jason) Rankin of Mechanicsburg, and Ritchie (Tracy) Rankin of Butler, 21 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren.
In addition to is parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice May Rankin, who passed away March 27, 2019, a son, Johnny Rankin, a great-granddaughter, Sarai Neel, and 2 sisters and 1 brother.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 1-3 and 5-7 pm at the Fox Funeral Home, Inc., 410 W. Main Street, Saxonburg, PA.
Services will follow at 7:00 pm with Rev. Barry Keurulainen officiating.