Timothy Edward Rankin

April 11, 1952 - November 6, 2021
Timothy Edward Rankin

Timothy Edward Rankin, was called home by his heavenly Father on November 6, 2021, after a tragic fall.

He attended St. Patrick’s Catholic School and Varina High School where he was captain of the baseball and football teams and was a class officer. He also attended Florida State University. This year, Tim was honored by his selection to the Varina Sports Hall of Fame. He took pride in his profession and worked as a project manager and estimator for various electrical firms in the
Richmond area and along the east coast. Of particular pride was his own estimating business. A lifelong, avid golfer, he was proud of two holes-in-one, a double eagle and many tournament championships. He was deeply interested in people and will be missed by all who knew him for his crazy and zany sense of humor. Anyone who spent time with him recognized him as “one of a kind”.

Tim is survived by his wife, Scottie, of 41 years, and his son, Shane (Lauren), of Pittsburgh, PA. In addition, he leaves behind his beloved pets, Alfie and Kittyboo.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a date to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Tunnel to Towers Foundation at www.t2t.org and Richmond Animal League at https://www.ral.org/.

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  • November 13, 2021
    Mike Wright says:
    Tim and I were best friends from 7th grade until I retired in 2002. We did everything together. I always loved him and I will never forget him. I'm sure he's playing golf in Heaven now. He was a good friend and a great person. He will be missed by everyone that knew him.

  • November 13, 2021
    Robert Wayne Haller class of 70 says:
    Tim was truly one of a kind. I first met Tim playing Little League baseball at Montrose Elementary where I was helping him warm up and I missed a ball and got a black eye for it. Tim was very upset about that but it was my fault. Then in high school he was always there if you needed a friend. Tim will be sorely missed by all that knew him. My condolences to the family and a reminder that he’s always with you.

  • November 13, 2021
    Rosemary (and Mike) Wright says:
    Tim was a lifelong friend of Mike's. Scottie and I were roommates for a while. He was in our wedding. We all hung out together throughout our 20's and 30's. We lived in the same neighborhood for several years, and our boys played together. While we did not stay in touch very well when we moved to SC, Mike always considered him one of his best friends. We are brokenhearted over his passing.