Terry A RankinAugust 24, 1945 ~ March 4, 2017 (age 71)
Terry A. Rankin, 71, of Bowen, Illinois died at 6:15 am Saturday March 4, 2017 at Carthage Memorial Hospital in Carthage, Illinois.
He was born at home on August 24, 1945 in Schuyler County to Wayne and Dorothy Peterson Rankin. He was first married to Velma Lammert on May 24, 1970 in Springfield, IL. She preceded him in death. He later married Roxanne Keller on September 20, 1980 at the Augusta Christian Church, She survives.
Terry was a 1964 graduate of Bowen High School and he graduated in 1970 with a Bachelor in Sacred Literature from St. Louis Christian College. He was the pastor and member of the West Point Christian Church.
He was a retired volunteer fireman for the Bowen Fire Department. He was previously a member of the Bowen Lions Club and Lamoine Christian Camp Board. He was a carpenter by trade and an avid deer and mushroom hunter. His hobbies included fishing trips with his family members, especially his brother and father. He thoroughly loved writing poetry, solving puzzles, whittling, yodeling and playing the jaws harp.
He is survived along with his wife, Roxanne, by his father, Wayne Rankin of Bowen, IL, 3 sons, David Rankin of Peoria, IL, Jared (Heather) Rankin of Carthage, IL and Aaron Rankin of Conway, SC, a daughter, Melissa (James) Banks of Urbana, IL, 2 grandchildren, Haydon Rankin and Kaylan Banks; a brother, Dennis (Carol) Rankin of Quincy, IL, a sister, Judy (Roger) Reuschel of Bowen, IL, a mother-in-law, Mary Keller of Augusta, IL and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Rankin of Bowen, IL, mother-in-law, Cynthia Lammert of Pleasant Plains, IL, father-in-law, Roy Lammert of Pleasant Plains, IL, father-in-law, Richard Keller of Augusta, IL.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday March 7, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta, IL. Per Terry’s wishes cremation will be accorded following the visitation. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 am Thursday March 9, 2017 at Bowen cemetery in Bowen, IL by Pastor Russell Corrigan. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Point Christian Church or HUGS of Hancock County.
The Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta, IL is handling arrangements.