Bennie Joe


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Bennie Joe Ranes

Aug 12 1925 - Nov 09 2007

Mr. Bennie Joe Ranes, age 82, passed away peacefully at his residence in McKinney on Friday November 9th with his wife of 66 years, Artell, by his side. Joe was born August 12, 1925, in Bonham, Texas to Ben H. Ranes and Susie M. Ranes (Johnson). He was a retired independent route salesman for the Borden Milk Company. After retirement, Joe enjoyed spending many weekends at the McKinney 3rd Monday Trade Days until he could no longer physically attend. He enjoyed his family---especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Joe was baptized into the Baptist faith at King Memorial Baptist Church in McKinney and at the time of passing was a member of Community North Baptist Church of McKinney. He was a decorated veteran of WWII and served his country faithfully and unselfishly. He served in the European Theatre of Operations and was awarded two Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart, the Combat Infantry Rifleman’s Badge and numerous other service ribbons. After the war ended he continued to serve the Allied Occupation Forces as a guard at the Nuremburg Trials. He is survived by his wife, Mildred A. Ranes (Roach) of McKinney; daughter, Linda J. Marcom (Sonny) of Carrollton; sons, Billy D. Ranes (Glenda) of McKinney and Jimmie D. Ranes (Judith) of Little Elm. Also surviving is his older sister, Imogene Fincher of Rowlett; his younger brother, Bobby Ranes of Texarkana and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Blaine and Helen Hall (Roach) of McKinney. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his younger brother, Jim. Funeral services will be held 4:00 p.m., Monday, November 12, 2007, in the Turrentine-Jackson–Morrow Chapel with Mr. Randy Doty and Rev. Dr. Bill Parr officiating. The family will receive friends for visitation from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Sunday, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
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