OBITUARY

Allen Ray Rankin

September 14, 1956November 27, 2018
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Allen Ray Rankin, 62, of Texarkana, AR. passed away in a house fire on November 27, 2018. He was born September 14, 1956 in Paris, TX. He had worked in construction for many years. Allen is a member of Faith Chapel PCG.

Preceded in death by his mother and father Doris and Charles Rankin; one brother James Rankin, one nephew Matthew Gaines and a son-in-law Donald Hobson.

Survived by his wife Sandra Rankin of Texarkana; two daughters and sons-in-law Shannon and Monte Cobb of Texarkana and Cindal and Steven Taylor of Texarkana; six grandchildren, Forrest Hobson and his fiancé` Biddy Winfrey of Texarkana, Dalton Hobson and fiancé` Alexis Harris of Texarkana, Danielle and her husband Dylon Cotton of Texarkana, Steven Taylor, Jr (TJ), Ethan Taylor and Keegan Taylor; two great grandchildren Layla Hobson, Berklee Cotton and one on the way. Two brothers Stevie Joe Rankin and Eddie Rankin both of Texas. Two sisters Wanda Thompson and Peggy Hodge both of Texarkana; special friend Patrick Dyer of Texarkana; also survived by two brothers-in-law and five sisters-in-law. Between both families he had 33 nieces and nephews and 44 great nieces and nephews.

Graveside funeral service will be 4 P.M. Saturday December 1, 2018 at Concord Cemetery with Rev. Dennis Heath officiating.

Family will receive friends from 2 to 3 P.M. Saturday at East Funeral Home-Downtown prior to the graveside at 4 pm.

Any donation to help the family may be sent to: Wells Fargo Bank, Acct of Cindal Taylor , Acct # 2491201717, Routing # 111900659

Condolences may be left at www.eastfuneralhomes. com

  • FAMILY

  • Doris and Charles Rankin, Mother and father-deceased
  • James Rankin, Brother-deceased
  • Matthew Gaines, Nepherw-deceased
  • Donald Hobson, Son-in-law-deceased
  • Sandra Rankin, Wife
  • Sharron and Monte Cobb, Daughter and son-in-law
  • Cindal and Steven Taylor, Daughter and son-in-law
  • Stevie Joe Ranking, Brother
  • Eddie Rankin, Brother
  • Wanda Thompson, Sister
  • Peggy Hodge, Sister
  • Patrick Dyer, Special friend
  • six grandchildren, Forrest Hobson and his fiancé` Biddy Winfrey of Texarkana, Dalton Hobson and fiancé` Alexis Harris of Texarkana, Danielle and her husband Dylon Cotton of Texarkana, Steven Taylor, Jr (TJ), Ethan Taylor and Keegan Taylor; two great grandchildren Layla Hobson, Berklee Cotton and one on the way.

    Also survived by two brothers-in-law and five sister-in-law. Between both families he had 33 nieces and nephews and 44 great nieces and nephews.

Services

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Allen Ray Rankin

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Chuck Borah Jr.

November 30, 2018

Uncle Allen sure knew how to make everybody laugh especially if that person were having a bad day he could turn it to a good day im sure going to miss him and we love you and we will see you again ❤

Sue Russell

November 30, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with the family through this difficult time. Allen I have known you most of my life, may you RIP. Fly high with the angels my friend.

Lisa Harcrow

November 30, 2018

I remember when we were all at Shannon and hops and we were laughing and cutting up you and your stories you would tell me you always gave me mess when you would see me. Will always be remembered and never forgotten..fly hi my sweet friend till we meet again one day.

Chuck Borah

November 29, 2018

What I'm going to remember the most about my uncle was his sense of humor. He always wanted to make you laugh. Also his love for his girls and my aunt Sandra. He's truly going to be missed by me and my family .Love you always uncle Allen.

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