Cletis P. Rankin

Birth: October 25th, 1932
Death: August 31st, 2016
Age: 83 years
Residence:Lake, Farwell & Midland

Cletis P. Rankin- age 83 passed peacefully to meet his Lord on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Brittany Manor in Midland. Cletis was born on October 25, 1932 in Weakley TN to parents Floyd Lee and Effie (Sutton) Rankin.  He enlisted in the Army National Guard in September 1951 until March of 1953, after which he enducted in the United States Army as a combat construction specialist. He worked and retired from GM Saginaw Steering Gear after 30 years in 1991. Cletis and his beloved wife Virginia, were very involved with the Clare County Senior Center in Farwell, and enjoyed very much, spending time with friends from the Senior Center, playing cards and travelling on bus trips. Cletis loved woodworking, and NASCAR racing.  Cletis will be always remembered and forever missed by his children; Jeannie Trudell and Roy Hatt of Midland, Jonothon Allen Rankin of Midland, Julie Turner and husband Ron of Lachine,  Penny Wieck and husband Dennis of Bay City, fifteen grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren, ten great-great grandchildren, brothers Donald Rankin and Jerry Rankin and wife Pat of Saginaw. Cletis is preceded in death by his beloved wife Virginia on December 20, 2013 and daughter Lisa Brandimore in 2008.  A funeral is scheduled for Friday, September 2, 2016 at 11 AM at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Clare.  Burial will follow at 2 PM at Garfield Twp. Cemetery. Pastor Paul Young will officiate.  Friends and family may visit from 4 -8 at the Campbell-Stocking Funeral Home in Farwell, and again from 10AM until the time of service at the church.  Please share your memories and condolences for Cletis' family online at

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