TRANSFER, Pennsylvania – James “Ranger” Loomis, 87, of Transfer (Pymatuning Township), Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully at 10:50 p.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the residence of his daughter, Teresa, in Transfer.
He was born at home in Greenville, Pennsylvania on February 1, 1930 to the late, John and Ruby (Miller) Loomis.
Ranger was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Greenville.
He was a member of the Reynolds VFW Post 7599 and the Free and Accepted Masons, Eureka Lodge 290, both of Greenville, as well as the Zem Zem Shrine Club in Erie and the Eldred Legion in Eldred, Pennsylvania.
Ranger lived in Oniontown, in his early years of life. He was a 1948 Fredonia-Delaware High School graduate, where he played baseball and basketball.
Ranger went straight into the Air Force following graduation.
Following the Air Force, he worked for a short period at R.D. Werner Company, then went on to work in the auction business for most of the rest of his life. Ranger and his wife owned R&M Auctions, where he worked into his 80’s.
He was married to Mary E. (Baker) Loomis on May 14, 1977 and she preceded him in death on June 2, 2015.
Ranger is survived by six children, Tim Loomis and his wife, Sharon of Greenville, Cindy Nolan and her husband, Jeff of Temecula, California, Kelly Robison and her husband, Gary of Transfer, Teresa Daisley and her husband, Tim of Transfer and Suzanne Tatomirovich of Ohio; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Don Loomis and his wife, Peg of Butler and Bob Loomis of Transfer and sister-in-law, Conner Loomis of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two grandsons, Shane Reagle and Randy Reagle; brother, Larry “Skip” Loomis; sister-in-law, Bonnie Loomis and son-in-law, Nick Tatomirovich.
A celebration of life will take place at the Reynolds VFW, 115 Edgewood Drive, Greenville, Pennsylvania 16125 at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018.
A private burial of the ashes will be held at Rickert Church Cemetery in Transfer, Pennsylvania.
Memorial contributions can be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 North Rocky Point Drove, Tampa, Florida 33607 or online at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc/donate or to Reynolds VFW, 115 Edgewood Drive; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7599, Greenville, Pennsylvania 16125.
Arrangements are under the direction of Osborne-Williams Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 73-75 Columbia Avenue, Greenville, Pennsylvania 16125. Messages of sympathy, stories and photos can be shared at www.osborne-williams.com.