Tracy Joshua “TJ” Rankin was born December 5, 1979 to Dallas Ray and Rebecca Anne (Mills) Rankin in Centralia, Illinois. He graduated high school, attended college and was a construction apprentice in the construction business. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by three grandparents and his father.
TJ passed away on July 7, 2014 at the OU Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of thirty four.
He is survived by his mother, Becky Rankin of Beaver, Oklahoma; brothers Doug Rankin of Long View, Texas, Billy Rankin, Piedmont, Oklahoma, Zack Rankin, Yukon, Oklahoma; his sister, Angie Thornberry of Okarchie, Oklahoma; grandmother, Ferne Mills of Salem, Illinois and a host of other relatives and friends.