William M. "Bill" Rankin, 80, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014, surrounded by his family. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Celebration of life: 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Bill was born Sept. 15, 1933, in Dayton, Ohio, and was raised by his grandparents. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the Air Force for four years, including Korea. He moved to Bedford in 1969 and worked for many years until retirement. He and his wife lived at Lake Whitney for several years before returning to Fort Worth. He successfully fought cancer in 2006 and bravely battled heart and lung problems until passing away from COPD. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jack, and two infant daughters. Survivors: Wife, Virginia Aliene; daughter, Kathy Willett Inman; one sister; two grandsons; and five great-grandchildren.