Joe Rankin, 94, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Mount Olivet Chapel. Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Joe was born Aug. 15, 1918, in Bryson to Joe H. and Loretta Rankin. He graduated from Perrin High School and came to Fort Worth where he retired from Armour Meat Packing. Joe served in the Navy Seabees and in 1946 he married Mary Sodd and together they had many good vacations with all of his friends from the 14th Seabees. Joe joined Birdville Baptist Church after his marriage. Joe was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Lois Kincaid. Survivors: Wife of 66 years, Mary Rankin; son, Randy Rankin and wife, Ilene; and sister, Betty Sodd.