Glenn "Red" Rankin

May 22, 1930 - April 10, 2019
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Russell Glenn “Red” Rankin, age 88, of Uhrichsville, died Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in his residence surrounded by his beloved family.

Born in Warwick Township, Ohio on May 22, 1930, Glenn, was a son of the late Earl B. and Dorothy Himes Rankin.

Glenn was a 1948 graduate of the former Tuscarawas-Warwick High…

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Russell Glenn “Red” Rankin, age 88, of Uhrichsville, died Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in his residence surrounded by his beloved family.

Born in Warwick Township, Ohio on May 22, 1930, Glenn, was a son of the late Earl B. and Dorothy Himes Rankin.

Glenn was a 1948 graduate of the former Tuscarawas-Warwick High School. Just out of high school, Glenn began his career as a painter for Lee Decorating, and soon earned his journeyman status. He was known for his expert workmanship in interior finishing and operated his own business, Rankin Painting, until his retirement in 1995.

Glenn served in the United States Army from 1951 – 1953 as a member of the 16th Corps Military Police and was stationed in Japan during his service.

Glenn was also a gifted wood craftsman who designed and built oak furniture, including Hoosier Cabinets, end tables, chest of drawers, and lawn furniture. He also loved restoring Mustangs and working on his 1970 Camaro. He was a Life Member of the Uhrichsville American Legion and the former K of P.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, the former Betty Wolfe, whom he married on March 17, 1951; their children, Jeff (Vicki) Rankin of Milford, Ohio, Linda (Roger) Medema of Lake Forrest, Illinois, James (Brenda) Rankin of Bolivar and John (Haley) Rankin of Midland, Texas; seven grandchildren, Justin Rankin, Erin Rankin, Lael and Race Medema, Lydia Fach, Jonathan Rankin, and Kyle Anderson; a great-granddaughter, Giulianna Grace Rankin; and a numerous nieces and nephews. Glenn was very proud of his family and all of their accomplishments.

In addition to his parents, Glenn was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Donald Rankin.

The family will greet guests on Sunday, April 14, 2019, from 2-4 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. Pastor Shaun Green will lead a service celebrating Glenn’s life in the funeral home’s chapel on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 10:30 AM. Burial with military honors will follow in Union Cemetery at Uhrichsville. Following services, all are invited to return to the Geib Family Center, adjacent to the funeral home, for a time of food and fellowship.

Memorial Contributions in Glenn’s name may be directed to Uhrichsville First United Methodist Church, PO Box 426, Uhrichsville, OH 44683.

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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, April 14, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm

End Time: 4:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Monday, April 15, 2019

Time: 10:30 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, April 15, 2019

Union Cemetery - Uhrichsville

Address:

West 7th Street, UHRICHSVILLE, OH, 44683

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Burial with military honors will follow the service in Union Cemetery at Uhrichsville.


Reception Information

Date: Monday, April 15, 2019

Geib Family Center

Address:

116 2nd Street NE, New Philadelphia, OH, 44663

Following services, all are invited to return to the Geib Family Center, adjacent to the funeral home, for a time of food and fellowship.


Donation Information

First United Methodist Church of Uhrichsville

PO Box 426
Uhrichsville, Ohio 44683

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Diane Aydt posted on 4/14/19

To Jeff: I would like to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family, your Mother, and the rest of your family. I lost my Dad last July, so I know what you are going through. I met your Father quite some time ago when I worked at Union Hospital. I remember him as a very nice man. My thoughts are with you. Your former classmate, Diane (Kelly) Aydt.

 

Randy and Loretta (Garabrandt) Farley posted on 4/14/19

So very sorry to hear of your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort. May you find joy in your memories.

 

Joan (McCullough) Jackson posted on 4/13/19

RIP Red, you earned it. 1930 was a very good year. Recall good times and especially the Roller Rink. and all the fun we had. Betty, we had some good times. Love you all Joan (McCullough) Jackson and Jack.

 

Bev and Kas Kaswinkel posted on 4/12/19

Red restored a home for us when we moved to New Philly in 1980 - everyone that visited us said they never saw such workmanship - anytime that we ran into Red he always stopped and talked - what a gentlemen - our Deepest Sympathy - Blessing to all the Rankin Family

 

Kathy Hawkins posted on 4/12/19

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you. One of your old Riverside neighbors, Kathy (Putnam) Hawkins

 

Chip Rankin posted on 4/12/19

Uncle Red. You will truly be missed by all of us. We have a void in our hearts with your passing. Will truly miss all of our talks we had over the years. May you rest in peace and tranquility. Take care Aunt Betty and cousins. May God bring you comfort throughout this time. With our most sincere sympathy, Chip Rankin and family

 

Robin Smitley posted on 4/11/19

He was such a nice polite friendly gentleman! My husband Dan Smitley worked on his cars. Very sorry to hear of his passing. Dan Robin Smitley

 

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