Tonny Dee Rankins
June 17, 1939 – February 3, 2019
Tonny D. Rankins, age 79, passed away on February 3, 2019 in Irving, Texas. He was born on June 17, 1939 in Cardin, Oklahoma to Tony and Viola Rankins. Tonny was raised in Abbott, Texas and attended Abbott High School. He was drafted to serve our country during the Vietnam War. During this four-year tour he was a specialist, E4. He married Georgia Moran in 1968 and the couple had three children. He was an auto mechanic and owned his own Chevron Service Station where he worked for more than forty years. In his spare time he enjoyed Tonny Motorcycles, racecars, three wheelers, camping, and spending time with his kids, family, and friends. His family and friends will always remember him as someone they could call to help at any time. He was the most unselfish, caring, and loving man with the hugest of hearts. He is survived by his ex-wife, Georgia; daughters, Lisa and Larine; son, Tony; grandchildren, Timothy, Cory, Stacia, Ashley, Joshua, Breean, Bryce and Cole; great-grandchildren, Austin, Kayden, Savannah, Taylynn and Mason; brother, Johnny.
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Tonny Dee Rankins
February 7, 2019
We had a very strong daddy/daughter relationship..... I don’t know what I’m going to do without him! I will continue to go to Waco, West and Abbott to honor his memory!!!
February 6, 2019
My favorite memory of my father was when he and I built my street strip car that will always stay with me He made me the man I am today and because of him I'm successful And own my own business like he Did He told me with owning your own business you will pay the price one day I never understood that tell he passed away. That being said. Provide for your family but always make time to spend with them and have fun and make memories I love You Dad and will miss you terribly