Jerry Ranes Sr., 68, of Caney, Kansas passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018 in Independence, Kansas. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Potts Chapel. A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at a later date.
Jerry Leon Ranes was born on June 11, 1950 in Coffeyville, KS to Effie Alice (LaForte) and Paul Ranes. Jerry enlisted in the US Army in October of 1967 and was stationed in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969 as a supply clerk. He received his GED in 1989 along with completing the Auto Mechanics course at Coffeyville Vo Tech.
From his first marriage, Jerry was blessed with 3 children: Mary, William (Chris) and Shawn.
On December 4, 1974 Jerry was united in marriage with Elva June Blakemore and he gained 3 bonus children: Rodney, Randy and Tammy. Jerry and June had 2 more children Tracie and Jerry Jr.
Jerry enjoyed fishing, camping, playing games on the computer and spending time with his family.
Jerry is preceded in death by his mother, Alice Ranes, father, Paul Ranes, sister, Pauline Caouette and brother in-law, Roy Lopez.
He is survived by his loving wife June of the home, 5 sons: William (Chris) Ranes and Tracy, Louisville, KY; Shawn Ranes, Louisville, KY; Jerry Ranes and Tiffany, Caney; Rodney Brown, Caney and Randy Brown and Wendy of Sedan. 3 daughters: Mary Ranes, Louisville, KY; Tammy Caldwell, Coffeyville and Tracie Greer and Chad, Dewey, OK. He is also is survived by his mom Margie Ranes, Caney; 2 brothers, Glen Ranes and Hyon Sun of Alaska; Anthony Ranes, Caney, 6 sisters: Carla Lesslie and Roger of South Coffeyville, OK; Laura Winter and Jean of Bartlesville, OK; Pat Lopez of Bartlesville, OK; Kay Merritt of Caney; Debbie Milholland, Caney, KS; Donna Swanson and Wayne of Wichita; and his brother in law Wilfred Caouette of Caney, 16 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews. To leave the family a special message of condolence please visit www.pottsfuneralhome.com.
Here if you need anything love you all
Carla and Roger LesslieSo Coffeyville, OK
So sorry for your loss. He was a great man.
Wendy Rodgers - Tyler BenningIndependence, KS
Hop the best he will be missed love and prayers
Kay MerrittCaney, KS
I am so sorry for the loss of someone so special to you all. I know he fought a long and hard battle the last few years and it was a blessing to have you all supporting him through it. Losing loved ones is especially hard at this time of the year! My thoughts, love and prayers are with you all!
Nita (Long) RodriguezBartlesville, OK
We are sorry and love all you guys
Jean and Laura winterBartlesville, KS
Thought and prayers with you and your family. The world lost a great man.
Katrina RanesSan Antonio, TX
Rest In Peace Uncle Jerry, you will be missed by many.
BeckySan Antonio, TX
June, I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking and praying for you and the family in your time off loss.
Leslie BakerCaney, KS