MONTICELLO — Deloyd Rankin, 76, of Monticello, died in Little Rock, Ark., December 27, 2013. He was born April 28, 1937 at Garrett Bridge Community in Lincoln County, Ark.
Mr. Rankin was a member of Assembly of God Church-Watson. He served in the United States Air Force; he was awarded a Bronze Star and several Air Force Commendation medals, and he retired a Master Sergeant in 1976. He also retired in 2002 from Freeman’s Soft Water Treatment Service.
Mr. Rankin was awarded, The Charles Taylor Award by Federal Aviation Administration; a Certified Mechanic in aviation for over 50 years, and during that time without an incident or accident. He was also a Gideon.
Survivors are his wife, Linda Rankin, Monticello, Ark.; a son William F. Rankin, Piedmont, Okla.; two sisters, Dorothy L. Wright, James Store, Va., and DeWanda Rankin, Houston, Texas and a brother, DeWayne Rankin, Biloxi, Miss.; 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Visitation held on Monday, December 30, 2013 from 1-2 p.m., Griffin Funeral Home Chapel prior to services at 2:00 p.m.
Memorials in memory of Mr. Rankin may be to Wounded Warrior Project. Arrangements are by Griffin Funeral Home, Dumas, Ark.