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Bobby Thomas Rankin
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Obituary for Bobby Thomas Rankin

Bobby Thomas Rankin, 84, widower of Phyllis Marie Scott Rankin, passed away on July 13, 2017. He was born January 15, 1933 in Scott County, Kentucky to the late James Rankin, Sr. and Mildred Case Rankin. Bobby was a member of Central Baptist Church, Paris, Kentucky, and a former employee with Paris Independent Tobacco Warehouse and Fourth Street Tobacco Warehouse. He served as a Scott County Magistrate for 25 years.

Bobby is survived by his son, Troy D. Rankin; daughters, Kimberly Rankin Stamper, and Katrina (David) Whitley; Grandchildren, David Whitley, and Shelby (Troy) Whittemore, Cory and Katie Stamper, Jacob Rankin, and Cody (Madison) Rankin, all of Georgetown; 2 Great Grandchildren, Easton and Layne; brothers, James (Buddy) Rankin, Jr., of Paris, Kentucky, Wayne (Martha) Rankin, of Hendersonville, North Carolina; sister, Mary Sue (Ray) Lillie, of Paris, Kentucky; sisters-in-law, Ruth Scott, Jane Kitchen, and Carol Rankin; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was also survived by beloved friend and caretaker, Tammi Shotwell. Bobby was preceded in death by brothers, Donnie Rankin, Bradley Rankin, and Jerry Rankin.

Services will be 10 am, Monday, July 17, 2017 at First United Methodist Church, 1280 Lexington Road, Georgetown, Kentucky, with Rev. Scott Winkler and Rev. Andrew Singh officiating.
Visitation is 4 pm - 8 pm on Sunday, July 16 at the church.

Burial will be in Georgetown Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Cory Stamper, Cody Rankin, Jacob Rankin, David Whitley, Troy Whittemore, David Whitley, Jr., Troy Rankin, Bryan Moran, Katie Stamper, Shelby Whittemore. The Honorary pallbearers are Joe Puckett, Tammi Shotwell, Mike Routt, Ben Crane, Deborah Rankin, Emily Jane Rankin, Clay McKnight, Bill Varellas, and Durbin Wallace.

Memorials may be made to Bluegrass Care Navigators (formerly Hospice of the Bluegrass), 1317 US Highway 62 E, Cynthiana, KY 41031-7970, or the church of your choice.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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First United Methodist Church

1280 Lexington Road
Georgetown, KY 40324





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First United Methodist Church

1280 Lexington Road
Georgetown, KY 40324

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Georgetown Cemetery

710 S. Broadway
Georgetown, KY 40324


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