Mr. Paul R. Rankins, 53, of Webster MA and formerly of Milford MA, died Saturday (December 8, 2018) at Bay State Medical Center in Springfield MA.
Mr. Rankins was born in Milford MA, the son of Leo H. and Elizabeth (Somers) Rankins. He attended public schools in Milford MA and was a graduate of high school in Danbury NH.
Mr. Rankins was a self-employed carpenter working in the construction industry. He loved bowling and playing horseshoes. He had been a resident of Milford MA, Danbury NH and Webster MA.
He is survived by his parents: Leo and Elizabeth Rankins of Concord NH; 1 daughter: Elizabeth Barros of Franklin MA; 2 sons: Paul R. Rankins Jr. of Uxbridge MA and Shawn Rankins of Lawrenceville GA; 2 granddaughters: Leeanna & Aaliyah of Franklin MA; his companion: Tina Forsythe of Webster MA; 4 brothers: Rick Rankins of Upton MA, Leo Rankins of Newbury NH, Donald Rankins of Andover NH and Stephen Rankins of Strafford NH; 4 sisters: Judith Watson of Sanford ME, Linda Rankins of Concord NH, Lisa Adkins of Citrus Springs FL and Debbie Spriggs of Northfield NH; also many nieces & nephews.
Paul was the brother of the late Ronald William Rankins.
In accordance with his wishes cremation will take place. A Celebration of his Life will take place on Sunday (December 16th) from 1pm to 2pm, followed by a Prayer Service at 2pm at the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford MA.