James Rankin, Owner At 87, Warrenton businessman Jim Rankin has spent his entire life and career in Fauquier County, except for his time serving our nation in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
While Mr. Rankin is best known for the businesses he operates here, he has also spent years serving the community pushing for important civic, economic and social improvements. Mr. Rankin credits hard work, his family, friends, and the community for his successes.
He was interviewed in his Warrenton of ce ahead of receiving the “Roland Tapscott Fauquier Good Scout Award” from the Piedmont District, National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of Ameri-ca. The event will takes place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Stoneridge Events Center near Warrenton.
Jim Rankin learned how to respect hard work and take care of his family on the farms where he grew up in Bealeton and Opal.
“It was very hard work and we only got half the crop. We shared it with the farmer who owned the property,” Mr. Rankin explained.
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360 Waterloo St.
Warrenton, VA 20186
Monday - Friday
10:00am to 6:00pm,
10:00am to 5:00pm
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15,000 sq ft of showroom consisting of living room, dining, bedroom furniture, office and occasionals.
Located near historic old town Warrenton at
360 Waterloo St. Warrenton, VA 20186
James A. Rankin Sr.
His first job as a young man away from the farm was as a carpenter’s helper.
“From there I went to work for Sander’s Quarry, where I ran a truck up and down from the pits to the top of the quarry, loading and unloading rock. After that, I ran a jackhammer, drilling holes to set dyna-mite,“ Mr. Rankin said. “I learned hardware working at Trenis General Store in Catlett.”The son of Clayton P. Rankin, a decorated World War I veteran, he developed a strong sense of patriotic pride.
“My father was in the big Meuse-Argonne forest battle, the final battle of World War I,” he said. “He was a message carrier. He went through enemy lines, where they said no other man could have gotten through. He told us how the enemy was looking for him at night when he hid under brush piles, but they didn’t find him. He was able to get back to his unit and report enemy numbers and positions. He was a very determined fellow and he stood his ground. He was awarded the Silver Star for being brave and reporting back to his division.”