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July 2019

Robert "Bob" Howell Rankin

May 25, 1944
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July 2, 2019
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Robert “Bob” Howell Rankin, 75, passed away July 2, 2019, after a long illness surrounded by his loving family.  He graduated from Jacksonville University and served as a Naval Officer for over 30 years.  During that time, he was the commanding officer of the USS Underwood FFG-36, USS Samuel Gompers AD-37 and CTF 53.  Bob is survived by his wife, Joanna Rankin; brother, John Joseph Rankin; children, Elizabeth Ann Rankin Seymour, James Robert Rankin, Jennifer Lynn Rankin Sargeant, John Andrew Rankin; and ten grandchildren.  A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 19, at the Beach Church in Jacksonville Beach with a reception to follow at TPC Sawgrass.