Rankin, Tyler Mason
Rankin, Tyler Mason
March 10, 1996 — July 2, 2020
**To view Tyler's recorded service, click the following link: https://youtu.be/ZMfiOsbV_oU
TYLER MASON RANKIN
Tyler Mason Rankin (Sgt,USMC), 24, formerly of Gladstone, MO, passed away July 2, 2020, while stationed in Japan. Tyler lost his life off the coast of Hamada Beach in Shimane, Japan, saving other Marines who had been swept offshore.
Tyler was born March 10, 1996, in Kansas City, MO. He graduated from Oak Park High School in 2014. Following graduation, Tyler joined the US Marine Corps, becoming an aircraft mechanic specializing in C-130's. Over the past six years, Tyler was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He was currently a member of Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron VGMR-152, overseeing the prop shop at the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.
Tyler leaves his father, Brett Rankin of Gladstone, MO; mother, Melissa Liles (Steve) of Peculiar, MO; brother, Jason Rankin of Raymore, MO; half-brother, Austin Liles of Peculiar, MO; step-brother, Eric Liles of Sumner, WA; step-sister, Kayla Liles and her children Sophia and Kylan of Independence, MO; maternal grandfather, Michael Kroll of Camarillo, CA; stepgrandmothers, Barbara Liles and Marlene Harckum of Kansas City, MO; uncles and aunt, Scott Rankin (Karen), Camille Dittmar (Steve) and Mick Kroll (Stacy) and their families. He also leaves many friends, including his Marine Corps family... Semper Fidelis.
Tyler is preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Norman Rankin and Marie Rankin; and maternal grandmother, Mary Kroll. Visitation will be held from 9-10 am Saturday, July 25, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, 1640 North State Route 291, Liberty, MO. A celebration of life will follow including burial with military honors at Wakenda Cemetery near Hardin, MO.
Memorials are suggested to Wounded Warriors. You may share a message with the family or sign an online guest book via www.parklawnfunerals.com. Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel (816) 781-8228.
Visitation from 9-10 AM, Saturday, February 25, 2020 at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, Liberty, MO
Services follow visitation and will be live-streamed. **To view Tyler’s recorded service, click the following link: https://youtu.be/ZMfiOsbV_oU