Arthur Louis Rankin, Jr.
Arthur Louis Rankin, Jr. Born July 25, 1924 in Galveston, TX. Died December 4, 2012 in Austin, TX. Educated at Rosenberg Elementary School and Ball High School in Galveston. Graduated high school and joined the U. S. Navy. Was a combat veteran of World War II
. Saw active combat in the Solomon Islands, the Bismarck Archipelago, New Guinea, and the Philippines. Awarded 4 medals and 3 Battle Stars. Earned Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Liberal Arts degrees. Retired as the Director of Centralized Services of the State Purchasing and General Services Commission. Arthur was a Master Mason, a Knight Templar, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, a Shriner, and a member of the Eastern Star. Preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Roye Rankin, the mother of his 4 children. Also, preceded in death by his youngest son, Jack Clifford Rankin. Survived by his 2nd wife, Marilyn M. Rankin. Also survived by his children: Elizabeth (Beth) Dunki-Jacobs, Arthur Louis Rankin III, and Rachel Louise Gavenda; by his six grandchildren: Travis & Debbie Dunki-Jacobs, Michael & Tina Dunki-Jacobs, Brent Dunki-Jacobs, Jessica Venson, Sara & Steve Spriggs, and Steven Michael Gavenda; by his ten great-grandchildren: Marlene Dunki-Jacobs, Melody Wilson, Ari Venson, Stefan Venson, Leoni Dunki-Jacobs, Kaden Dunki-Jacobs, Bradley Dunki-Jacobs, Devin Dunki-Jacobs, Christopher Castillo, and Kinsley Dunki-Jacobs; by his two sisters, Ada R. Johnson and Anna Marie Thompson; and his nephews, James E. Johnson and Matthew Stanich. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home on North Lamar. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2012 in the Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel. Interment will follow at Capital Parks Cemetery in Pflugerville. Obituary and memorial guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com