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Clinton Price Rankin Jr.
Kings Mountain, N.C.
Clint Rankin obit photo

Clinton Price Rankin, Jr., 75, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family on June 6, 2014 at Kings Mountain Hospice House.

A native of Gastonia, he was son of the late Clinton Price Rankin, Sr. and Jennie Elizabeth Mayes Rankin.

Clint attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, subsequently enlisting in the US Army where he served for 3 years. His business career was in the banking and insurance industry. He was an active member of his church. He was also very involved in his community, including the Jaycees, Gaston County Recreation Department, Boy Scouts and he was a member of The Gaston Shaggers. He loved music, shagging, playing golf and his Tar Heels. Clint was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and dear friend to many. His 3 grandsons were his pride and joy.

A service to celebrate his life will be held at 11:00AM Monday at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Kings Mountain with Pastor Josh Tucker officiating.

Interment will follow in Gaston Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00PM, Sunday at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia and also prior to the service from 10:00-11:00 at the church.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Buchanan Rankin; son and daughter in law, Scott and Charlotte Rankin of Camden, SC; daughter and son in law, Timmons and Paul Hason of Ft. Worth, Texas; grandchildren, Hunter and Parker Rankin and Christian Hason.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 201 N. Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain, NC 28086 or to Kings Mountain Hospice House, 321 Kings Mountain Blvd., Kings Mountain, NC 28086.

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McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the family.