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Joseph Nimrod

June 28, 1935 – August 15, 2018

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Obituary for Joseph Nimrod Rankin

Whoever dwells in the secret place of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust." Psalm 91:1-2

Mr. Joseph Nimrod Rankin, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at Mapleleaf Healthcare, following an extended illness. He was born in Rowan County, June 28, 1935, and was the son of the late Albert Rankin, Sr. and Elizabeth Glaspy Rankin.
Mr. Rankin attended the Rowan County Schools. He was a faithful member of Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, where he served as an Elder, Senior Choir, Cathedral Choir and the Male Choir. He worked as Security at the Statesville Auto Auction. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, he will truly be missed.
He was married to Clara Patterson Rankin, who survives. He was preceded in death by two sons, Joseph “Joey” Rankin and James Rankin; four sisters, Eloise R. Scott, Mable Glaspy Bradshaw, Betty Hinds, Lettie Dalton; four brothers, Bernard Rankin, Walter Glaspy, Larry Rankin and Albert Rankin, Jr.
He leaves to cherish the memory of his life, in addition to his loving wife, Clara of the home; two sons, Tony Rankin and James (Sheila) Alston both of Statesville; a daughter, Faye Alston of Statesville; a daughter-in-law, Gloria Rankin of Mississippi; a brother, Withrow (Doris) Stockton of New York; three sisters, Margretta Cowan, Patricia Wellman and Hallie (Richard) Jane Davidson; two brothers-in-law, Drexell (Judy) McClendon of Detroit, MI and James Dalton of Winston Salem; three sisters-in-law, Vanessa (Raymond) Jones, Pauline Glaspy and Gwendolyn Rankin; six grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, church family, other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted Monday, August 20, 2018, 11:00 am, at Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends from 10-11 am, at the church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will assemble at the residence, at all other times.

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First Visitation

When Monday, August 20th, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Mt Tabor Presbyterian Church
Mt Tabor Church Road
Cleveland, NC
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Monday, August 20th, 2018 11:00am
Mt Tabor Presbyterian Church
Mt Tabor Church Road
Cleveland, NC

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Mt Tabor Presbyterian Church
Mt Tabor Church Road
Cleveland, NC