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Arthur Rankin Obituary
Rankin, Arthur
1928 - 2017
Arthur Francis Rankin, born October 5, 1928 to Arthur and Evelyn Rankin, passed away November 14, 2017. He attended Saint Cyprian Elementary School. In 1946, he was the first black to attend and graduate from Holy Rosary High School. He served 4 yrs in the Navy Reserve before he was drafted into the US Army. He was a member of St. Cyprian, St. Dominic, and St. Thomas Catholic churches, respectively. He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife Winnie (Coley) Rankin. He is survived by his children, Herb (Linda) Rankin, Karen Rankin, and Christina Rankin; grandchildren, Felisa Hill and Herb Rankin, Jr.; and great grandchildren, Davian, Zaire, and Zakar. Funeral Mass 10 am Monday, November 20, 2017 in the Chapel of DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St., where the family will receive friends from 9 am until the start of service. Interment St Joseph Cemetery. To read Arthur's extended obituary and express condolences to the family, please visit his online memory book at www.diehl-whittaker.com/obits
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 17, 2017
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