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James "Jim" Rankin

February 4, 1952 September 19, 2018
James "Jim" Rankin
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Obituary for James "Jim" Rankin

LEXINGTON- James “Jim” Rankin, 67, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018. He was born in Shelbyville, Kentucky to the late William Morgan and Lucille Jones Rankin on February 4, 1952. Jim was a music teacher for Fayette County Public Schools. He was also a Jazz Musician, where he traveled all over the country playing the music he so dearly loved. He is survived by his daughter, Tiffany Rankin, Lexington; his siblings, Charlotte Rankin and Jessie Rankin, both of WI, Bill Rankin and Tim Rankin, both of Lexington, John Rankin, CA and Tony Rankin, Las Vegas; his best friend, Robin Rankin, Lexington, and his cat, Midnight Rankin. Jim will be missed by the entire jazz community. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Wesley United Methodist Church 1825 Russell Cave Road Lexington, Kentucky 40505. A tribute concert will be held at 7:00 PM, Sunday, November 4th at Bar Louie, Lexington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or the Jazz Arts Foundation

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Memorial Service




1:00 PM 11/3/2018 1:00:00 PM
Wesley United Methodist Church

1825 Russell Cave Rd
Lexington, KY 40505

Wesley United Methodist Church
1825 Russell Cave Rd Lexington 40505 KY
United States

Memorial Gathering




7:00 PM 11/4/2018 7:00:00 PM
Bar Louie

3565 Nicholasville Rd
Lexington, KY 40503

Tribute Concert at Bar Louie

Bar Louie
3565 Nicholasville Rd Lexington 40503 KY
United States

Memorial Contribution

Jazz Arts Foundation

National Kidney Foundation


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