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.