Larry William “Bill” Rankin Junior
July 16, 1973 ~ December 15, 2021
Larry William “Bill” Rankin, Jr., 48, passed away from injuries sustained in an accident on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. He was born in Los Angeles, California, on July 16, 1973, the son of Larry William, Sr. and Marilyn Gay Eschrich Rankin. He was raised to adulthood by his Mother and Jerry Corbett.
He joined the Navy and served during the Iraq and Gulf Wars with an A-6 Squadron, the Sunday Punchers, aboard the USS George Washington, the first co-ed combat deployment. He earned a Letter of Commendation from Attack Squadron Seventy Five aboard the USS Enterprise. He prepared a static display of the Sunday Punchers A-6 for a tour of NAS Oceana by President Bush.
Bill held an Associates Degree in Aviation Maintenance from Salt Lake Community College and held a DOT/FAA license in Aircraft Maintenance. He held a Bachelor of Business Administration/ Finance from University of Arkansas Little Rock.
Bill enjoyed camping, 4x4 off road touring, fishing and baseball and sports of all kinds. He enjoyed barbecuing and entertaining friends and family. He was a fan of the Raiders Football team and the Saint Louis Cardinals Baseball team.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends may visit with family on Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the mortuary.
He is survived by his Father and his Corbett Step Siblings.