Jimmy Rankin

March 11, 1936May 5, 2019

Jimmy Keith Rankin, 83, of El Dorado, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Courtyard Health and Rehab. He was born March 11, 1936 to Leon C. and Hazel Bailey Rankin in El Dorado, AR.

He earned his Associates Degree in Electronic Communications, was a member of the NRA, a life time member of the American Legion and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Jimmy was employed by El Dorado Chemical before his retirement. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and loved the outdoors. He loved spending time with his family and his church family.

Preceding him in death are his parents; and two sisters-in-law, Geraldine Patterson and Francis Rankin.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Martha Ann Rankin; daughter, Angela Patterson; two sons, Benjamin "Benny" Rankin, William "Will" Rankin; brother, Wendell Rankin; three grandchildren, Lindsey Smith (David), Michael Anders, Alex Bennett (Brad); and one great grandchild, Breanna Anders.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Donald Sullivan officiating. Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. to 1:30p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors.

Memorials may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

An online guest registry will be available at


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 8, 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, May 8, 2019


Jimmy Rankin

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