Cover photo for Wanda Jo Rankin's Obituary
Wanda Jo Rankin Profile Photo
1937 Wanda 2021

Wanda Jo Rankin

August 5, 1937 — July 30, 2021

Wanda Jo Rankin, 83, of Canadian went to be with Jesus, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Canadian.

Graveside Services will be 10:30 am, Monday, August 2, 2021, at Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery, with Bo Rankin and Charlie Rankin, officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian.

Wanda Jo was born to Art and Josephine White on August 5, 1937, in Odessa.  Her mother passed away on September 2, 1938, and she and her brother, Jim, were raised by their grandparents, David and Posey Wilson of Perryton, they were who Wanda called “Mom and Dad”.  Wanda attended school in Canadian. She married James Rankin on April 7, 1956.  She was a hard worker and as a parent, she was always there for her children and family.  Wanda was thoughtful and considerate of people, though you always knew where you stood. She had a heart and an understanding for those who were hurting or struggling with life; she understood human nature.  Wanda was a gardener and enjoyed growing flowers and yard work.  The morning she stepped into her new life her “Naked Ladies” were in full bloom.  As a woman of faith, Wanda loved her church and church family and cared about their wellbeing.  Unfortunately, she became a frequent patient at the hospital where she considered many as a second family, and thus they endured the advice and lecturing which she lovingly provided.  Wanda will be missed by many.

Survivors include husband, James Rankin; daughter Toni Rankin; 2 sons, Bo Rankin and wife Tresea and Charlie Rankin and wife Suzanne, all of Canadian; Grandchildren: Jerod Rankin and wife Sherri, Breezy McArthur and husband Daniel, Rebecca Ash, Elizabeth Fletcher and husband Mason, Reccia Jobe, Tanner Jobe and wife Helene, Tatum Pennington and husband Shane, Tandi Fletcher and husband Jacob, Jed Rankin and wife Carley, Tasha Butler and husband Jesse; great grandchildren: Emma McArthur, Saige Hamby and husband Jacob, Tinley, Riggs, Tice and Talon Pennington, Jagger and Blayzyn Butler, Campbell James Rankin,  McCallie, Maudie and Augustus Fletcher; and brother, Jim White of Childress.

Memorials may be made to the Hemphill County Hospice, 1020 4th St., Canadian, TX 79014.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Wanda Jo Rankin, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Monday, August 2, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian


Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 15

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree