OBITUARY

Jerry Dale Rankin

August 13, 1956September 11, 2020
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Jerry Dale Rankin, 64, of LaGrange, Kentucky passed away on September 11, 2020.

He was born to the late Mayfield and Mae (Harrod) Rankin on August 13, 1956 in LaGrange, Kentucky.

Jerry was a retired Lieutenant for the Department of Corrections at the KY State Reformatory and Oldham County Detention Center, a member of the LaGrange Fire Department, a KY Colonel, a member and Deacon at DeHaven Baptist Church and a member and chaplain of the FOP Lodge 62.

He is preceded in death by his daughter; LeeAnna Rankin, siblings; Betty Murphy, Alice Rankin, Rita Rankin, Debbie Gividen, Benny Rankin, Carl Rankin, Eddie Rankin and John Rankin.

Left to cherish the memory of Jerry are his wife of 42 years; Gail Burress Rankin, daughters; Jennifer Wilson and Jessica Powers (Phillip), grandchildren; Elizabeth Wilson and Hunter Griffin, siblings; Jimmy Rankin (Carolyn), Richard "Dip" Rankin (Judy), Andy Rankin (Cathy) and Barbara Simpson, extended family and friends.

A celebration of Jerry's life will he held at Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 1pm with burial to follow at Sligo Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday evening from 4-8pm.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Jerry's name to WHAS Crusade for Children.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, September 14, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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Michael Dietrich

September 14, 2020

Goes back many years, Class of 1975 . Enjoyed Jerry friendship.FFA class. Always friendly. If I remember correctly saw JAWS the movie at the drive in when it first came out.

Ashley Murphy

September 13, 2020

When there was a famiy gathering. It was conflict going on Jerry was the one to setup. But I know in my heart he is with alot of the great ones up the that we still have memories for. Him the other family members that we know in hearts are looking down on us everyday.

Gene Rankin

September 13, 2020

November 1990.

christine cravens

September 13, 2020

I worked with Jerry and it was a privilege to know him. He was very kind. Prayers for all of his family.

Karen Horton

September 13, 2020

Sharing in your grief and loss. Words never express enough. My memory is his willingness to volunteer making and serving meals at DeHaven plus being a deacon. Jerry always had a smile and expressed hope for feeling better. He had a way of seeing the bright side of life and showed love for his family. I’m thankful to be able to call him friend.

David Dykes

September 12, 2020

Jerry loved his family, friends and corrections. I worked with Jerry when he was a lieutenant at KSR. He always wanted to help people succeed as correctional professionals. He brought out the good in people. Jerry was well respected by all that knew him. Jerry will be truly missed by anyone that came in contact with him either professionally or personally. Jerry was a great man.

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