Gary L. Rankin


Gary L. "Gus" Rankin, 70, of Grove City, formerly of Parker, passed on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Grove City Medical Center following a six-week illness.
He was born on Sept. 27, 1948, in Rimersburg, Clarion County to Daniel L. and Jessie M. (Henry) Rankin.
Gary married Joy L. Gamble on Dec. 21, 1968.
Gary attended Union Joint High School, Rimersburg.
He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968.
Gary retired in 2011 after 21 years of service from federal Office of Personnel Management, Boyers. Previously he was a deep coal miner for 19 years.
He was a member of Bell Memorial Wesleyan Church, Boyers, and VFW Post 7073, Parker.
He is survived by his wife, Joy, at home; a daughter, Jennifer L. Lawrence and husband Timothy, Hermitage; two sisters, Karen Bell, Canton, Ohio, and Pamela Kriebel and husband William, New Bethlehem; and two brothers, Richard Rankin and wife Sandra, Rimersburg, and Keith Rankin and wife Pam, New Bethlehem.
His parents; a sister, Valerie; and a brother, Daniel R., preceded Gary in death.
Memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at

Gary L. "Gus", 70, of Grove City.
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday (5-9-19) and 10 a.m. until the time of service Friday (5-10-19) at CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City.
Funeral service: 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with military honors.
Burial: Cedarview Memorial Park, Strattanville.
Published on May 7, 2019
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3 posts

Brenda Hughes
May 08, 2019
I worked with Gary Gus as we called him for years. Such a great guy I am so very sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers
Kelly Young
May 08, 2019
Thoughts and prayers to the family..
Susan Myers
May 08, 2019
So many funny memories..too many to list. He was like a dad to me and I always felt like a part of the family. My heart pours out to Joyand Jennifer. I'll miss the old coot. I love y'all. Rest in peace Gus.