Guy Thomas Rankin Jr.
13 February , 1947 – 8 July , 2019
Guy Thomas Rankin Jr., best known as Tom, was unexpectedly called to his heavenly home on Monday, July 8, 2019 at the young age of 72.
A transplant from Texas, Tom was a kind hearted and quiet man who moved to Louisiana with his family during the Oil boom in the1960's. Tom was extremely involved in working on a better political system for future generations and helped on Ron Paul's Campaign and held a lead position over the Louisiana Chapter of Campaign for Liberty for a period of time. When speaking on his political beliefs, he would maintain his position politely but firmly. A deep and spiritual person, Tom believed in his creator and would often discuss the why's of life. He maintained that all should be polite and kind in life and made sure to show his children how to hunt, catch, recycle, and live well. To love one another, was the biggest lesson he shared with his family.
Those left to cherish Tom's beautiful memory are his wife of 52 years, Pamela 'Pam' Stansbury Rankin of Morgan City; his first beloved child, Tammy Rankin and her husband, John Billiot, of Morgan City; his second beloved child, Jamie Lancon and her husband, Glenn, of Lafayette, his third beloved child, Sherrié Evett and her husband, Ken, of Spring, TX., and his fourth beloved child, Kevin Rankin and his wife, Jill, of New Orleans. He is also survived by his mother, Joyce Anderson Rankin; his mother-in-law, Gloria Stansbury; his siblings, Jackie 'Jack' Rankin and his wife, Linda, and Pamela 'Pam' Joyce Rankin. Tom was also blessed with 11 amazing grandchildren, Kristina and Jeremy Brewster, Kimberly and Blake McCoy, Glenn, George, and Gabrielle Lancon, Seth and Kaleb Evett, Emerson and Mavis Rankin; five great grandchildren, Jorden and Tucker Brewster, Easton, Avery, and Weston McCoy; as well as a slew of nieces and nephews.
He was reunited in heaven by his father, Guy Thomas Rankin Sr.; his father-in-law, Owen Stansbury Sr. and his grandparents.
The family requests that a time of visitation and remembrance be observed on Wednesday, July 17th from 5pm until 8pm with a sharing of memories at 6pm at Hargrave Funeral Home. Visitation will resume on Thursday, July 18th from 10am until the celebration of life at 1pm at Hargrave Funeral Home. Following services, Tom will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery.
- Visitation Wednesday, 17 July , 2019
- Sharing of Memories from Friends & Family Wednesday, 17 July , 2019
- Visitation Thursday, 18 July , 2019
- Celebration of Life Thursday, 18 July , 2019
- Graveside Service Thursday, 18 July , 2019
Guy Thomas Rankin Jr.
Barbara Edward's O'Neil
17 July 2019
It is hard for me to call you Tom. Growing up I new you as Tommy. Mom, Aunt Ruth, alway referred to you with love and pride as Tommy. Living over 2000 mile away when growing up we didn't get to meet in person until after I was married. After marrying a Mississippi boy we moved to Hattiesburg to attend USM. Mama and Daddy came to visit and the only request they made was to visit Aunt Joyce, Uncle Guy and family. That was our 1st meeting. All made us feel like we had visited ever summer. The love and hospitality all of you showed us was wonderful. Our next and last visit was 6 years ago and again it was like we did these visits every summer. I am proud to call you my cousin.
To Pam and family, Jack and family and Pamela Joyce and family I send you my love and condolences at this difficult time. Unfortunately we will not be able to attend in person . We will be there in spirit.
Your cousin Barbara Edwards O'Neil
Carl A Edwards
15 July 2019
I glad I was able to spend time with you and your family the last two times I went through your area. It was certainly time well spent and the lunches were great. I'm sorry that we did not get to grow up a little closer. Your Cousin, Carl A. Edwards
10 July 2019
So much will I miss your spirit. You've been a patriot at heart and holding the love for the best hopes for all. You've always had memory of so many quotes and shared them at the time reminders called for their return. Tom, I'll miss you I'm glad our paths crossed. It was late in our lives, but none less a honor. Sail on to your free dream .. Peace my friend!