George Sullivan Rankin

September 21, 1933 - May 15, 2006

09/21/1933 - 05/15/2006

Past Services

Wednesday May 17, 2006
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Thursday May 18, 2006
Forest Lawn Cemetery
8100 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23505
757-441-1753 | Directions
Thursday May 18, 2006
1:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions


VIRGINIA BEACH- George Sullivan Rankin, born in Norfolk, went to be with Our Lord on May 15, 2006 in his sleep. He was at home with his family.

George was predeceased by his parents, John B. and Margaret Rankin, brother, John Rankin; and aunt,

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Brad Hamilton
7 years ago

Dear Mrs. Rankin, Larry, Melinda, Sharon and Families,

Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I am thankful I was able to briefly visit with him last week. He put up the good fight. I will remember most his infectious smile and good natured demeanor — traits he somehow passed to Larry, who I’m pleased to have called a friend for nearly thirty years. May you all find comfort in your memories of a wonderful man, husband and father.

With Fond Regards,

Brad Hamilton and Family

Una, Landon, Aidan & Liam

Tom and Joyce Dowling
7 years ago

Dear Rankin Family,

Your Husband and Father was such a joy to us from our first visit to KPC. He always had a hug and and a smile for us and took time to chat. When we learned of his cancer, he became a regular on our prayer list. It was so encouraging and blessed to see him the last time he came to church and made a special visit to our pew to say “hello” and another HUG. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you on this wonderful Saint’s HOMEGOING!!!! God bless you all.

Tom and Joyce

Joyce Kirkwood
7 years ago

Dear Shirley and family: So sorry to learn of George’s deah. My thought and prayers are with you. Hope the times ahead will not be too hurtful. Love, Joyce

7 years ago

Dear Shirley, I am so sorry to hear about George’s passing. I was his secretary and James Korahaes’s at FAADCLANT. It was my first office job and he took me under his wing and helped me just as though I was his daughter. I still smile when I think of the times you would call and I told him his REAL BOSS was on the phone. He never disagreed about that either, because to him you were always number one. This world has truly lost a beautiful light, but HEAVEN is a much brighter place now that he is there, with his smiling face. Lew Bellinger called to let me know about this and I told him that he’s up there with Jim K. getting everyone straight. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND GIVE YOU PEACE UNTIL YOU AND GEORGE MEET AGAIN.

Linda Ford Davis

Mallory & Marion Edwards
7 years ago

Dear Shirley, We were saddened to see the obituary on the web for the Virginian Pilot. George was always a pleasure to be around. Wish we had kept in touch over the years after leaving NRFC. You have our heartfelt sympathy and our prayers. God will give you strength and knowledge that George is now in a better place.

Christi Piver
7 years ago

I am praying for you and your family that God will give you peace through such a hard time. Nothing I say will make it any easier but I will pray that yall find comfort in God’s endurring love and support.

May the Lord bless you and keep you and may His face shine upon you.

Love you.

Scott Rankin
7 years ago

I have dreaded hearing the news telling me that Uncle George is gone for several years now. I have never known anyone who has fought the illness that overcame him and his past health issues with such vigor. He had open-heart surgery twice. The first time I was just a child and the procedure was not an everyday occurrence as it is today. He had overcome so many medical obstacles during his life and still maintained a positive, inspiring outlook on life. He was undoubtedly an inspiration to me. His way of helping people, especially family and friends was enlightening in these times.

I could talk to him for hours. I did on many occasions, but long for just one more conversation. He could always make me laugh and still was able to when he was so very sick. I will smile every time I think of him as I wipe away the tears. I feel that most people do not have the blessing of having an uncle who was also a very dear friend, but I was blessed with that gift.

William Mongiello
7 years ago

Larry and Family.

I am sorry for your loss. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.

Bill Mongiello

Tonia Graves
7 years ago


I am sorry to hear about your Dad. He sounds like a great man. Those good ole Norfolk boys usually are. You and your family are in my thoughts. Peace, Tonia Graves

Donna Ewing
7 years ago


PLEASE KNOW my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Stafford Patterson
7 years ago

Shirley, I also will have fond memories of George. We use to play tennis and I always did enjoy the get together once a week with Walter as well. Enjoyed working with him also. Seems he put up a good fight with his sickness.

Harriette Lovit
7 years ago

Shirley, I am so sorry to hear about George! He was such a fine person and I have many wonderful memories of when we were children growing up together on Redgate Avenue. My prayers are with you and your family, sincerely Harriette

Tania Enwright Trbovich
7 years ago

The Rankin Family,

My parents shared the news of the passing of George. I have many pleasant memories of George from my childhood through adulthood. He was a very special man and will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.


Tania Enwright Trbovich