A funeral service to honor the life of John Milton Rankin, 87, of Elgin, SC will be held at 12:00 noon Monday, September 12, 2016 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. Father John Zimmerman will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Rankin’s memory to the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1709 N. Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020 and Palmetto Health Richland Hospice., 1400 Pickens Street, Ste 100, Columbia, SC 29201.
John, widower of Bertie “Nell” Rankin, passed away Thursday, September 7, 2016. He was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Melton Elmir and Rose Gertrude Hettinger Rankin. He retired from Cogsdill Tool Company. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.
Surviving are his children, Brian M. Rankin (Carol) of St. Matthews, SC, Cathy Rankin Hanna of Elgin, SC, Caren Rankin Canup (Jim) of Florence, SC Alan G. Rankin(Shirley), David W. Rankin (Diana), Jack M. Rankin (Susan), all of Elgin, SC, Robert F. Rankin of Bristol, PA and John Robert Rankin of Bensalem, PA; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Vanessa Thompson; great-grandson, Xander G. Thompson, 2 great-granddaughters, Ella Grace Weatherford and Adalyn Wilson.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the Rankin family by visiting wwww.kornegayfuneral.com