Robert L. “Bobby” Rankin - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Robert L. “Bobby” Rankin

May 1, 1935 - September 4, 2023

Robert L. “Bobby” Rankin, age 88, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, September 4, 2023.

Born in Lynchburg, VA on May 1, 1935, he was a son of the late Gracie (Rogers) Capelle. Bobby worked as a truck driver for Delmar News Agency.

Bobby had a passion for the outdoors, especially spending time on the water fishing or boating. He also enjoyed tending to his garden. Bobby loved cars and frequently visited Jack’s Auto Sales to sell cars. He could often be found cheering on his beloved Philadelphia Phillies or spending time with his dogs and cats. Above all, Bobby cherished his time spent with his family and making memories with them.

Bobby was preceded in death by his mother, Gracie Capelle. He is survived by his loving wife, Janet Achuff Rankin; children, Wanda S. Prado (Ulpiano) of Middletown, Danny R. Rankin (Lisa) of New Castle, Robert L. Rankin (Brenda) of Newport, Jeannette M. Johnson of New Castle, Mary Ann M. Delgadl (Peanut) of Camden, and Tina M. Maichle of Wilmington; step-sons, Donald and Ralph; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.


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10 Condolences for Robert L. “Bobby” Rankin

  • We send our prayers and heartfelt condolences to the family. God bless you all at this time.

  • So sorry for your loss… I am not able to attend the service due to health issues but will be there in spirit….heaven gained a very special angel

  • I am so sorry for you loss you and your family are in my prayers

  • I want to send my sincerest condolences to the Family, Bobby is now at peace and I know that he will always be with you all.

  • Wanda, Junior, Raquel and Alejandro: I am sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences. And God rest his soul.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Always in my heart🙏🏻A wonderful man❤️❤️!!

  • Hugs and Prayers to all of Uncle Bobby’s family. He was a loving and kind man. I thank him for being an Uncle to me as well.
    Ruth Ann
    Louise’s daughter

  • I’m sorry to hear in your loss my thoughts and my prayers go out to you and your family. Love, Dawn n little andrew

  • Our condolences to you and youre family .My prayers with you and family. Marcy&Chuck Vaughn