Joe Rankin, Mendenhall, MS

Joe Hubert Rankin, 80, passed away Thursday, January 29, 2015 at his residence in Mendenhall, MS.  He was born on November 4, 1934, to parents,  Velma Jones Rankin and John Newman Rankin, affectionately known as "Proff".

Joe is survived by his wife,  Betty Jo (Hinton) Rankin; son, Joey  (Alice) Rankin; grandson, Brad Rankin; great-granddaughter, Brooke Rankin; son, Joey (Alice) Rankin; grandson, Brad Rankin; great-granddaughter, Brooke Rankin; Son, Randy (Kathy) Rankin; grandson Joal (Dana) Rankin; granddaughter, Jordan (Lee) Faler; grandson, Rankin Faler; daughter, Teresa Rankin;  and sister, Mary Catherine (Don) Williams.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Joe was a graduate of Millsaps College.

Visitation will be held Monday, February 2, 2015, from 11 am-1 pm with the funeral service to follow at Tutor Funeral Home in Magee, MS. Interment will follow in Athens Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.tutorfuneralhome.com