Walter Hodge Rankin, age 90, passed away on January 5, 2013. He was born April 2, 1922 near Cleveland, TX. Walter is preceded in death by son, Kenn Rankin. He is survived by his wife Mildred Ann and his three sons, Walter Jr., James, and Tommy Rankin, all of Houston. Walter was a member of the Houston Police Department for over 20 years before being elected as Constable of Harris County Precinct 1 in 1965. He was a proud member of the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving on the Sea Wolf submarine. Services for Constable Rankin will be Wednesday, January 9, at one o'clock at Oak Forest Baptist Church, 1700 W. 43rd Street, with Dr. Richard Walters officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, 1101 Antoine Dr, Houston.
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Published in Houston Chronicle from Jan. 7 to Jan. 8, 2013