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Steven Thomas Ranes

August 16, 1958 — June 28, 2022

Steven Ranes passed away on June, 28th 2022 in Mesquite, Tx unexpectedly when he suffered a stroke at the age of 63.

Steve was born August 16, 1958 in Naples, Tx to Rafel and Margie Ranes. They moved to Mesquite Tx in 1960 when he was 2 and that is where he grew up. He had two children, Melanie and Dustin Ranes, who then blessed him with the grandchildren that would call him "Paw". He was an amazing Paw and loved spoiling his grandbabies. Being at the farm was his happy place with his Uncle Randall and his brother. He had a true passion for farming, growing watermelon, and blaring his music with his brother, Bryan. He loved his family and friends and most of all the Dallas Cowboys. He also loved scratch off tickets, fantasy football, football pots and horse racing, but he wouldn't tell anyone when he won. Steve had a huge heart and loved unconditionally but could also be very bossy and stubborn, those who were loved by him wouldn't have wanted him any other way, He was Steve Ranes.

Steve is survived by his father Rafel Ranes, daughter Melanie Ranes Hawkins, son, Dustin Ranes, Grandchildren, Ryan Hawkins, Lucas Hawkins, Kinslee Eakin and Charlotte Ranes, his brother, Bryan Ranes, Niece and Nephew Kristin and Clayton Ranes. He is also survived by a lot of great friends. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Margie Ranes.


A limb has fallen from the family tree

I hear a voice that whispers, 'Grieve not for me'

Remember the best times, the laughter, the songs

The good I lived while I was strong

Continue my heritage, I'm counting on you

Keep on smiling, the sun will shine through.

My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest

Remembering I was truly blessed

Continue traditions, no matter how small

Go on with your lives, don't stare at the wall

I miss you all dearly so keep up your chin

Until that fine day we're together again



A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00pm, Saturday, July 16th at New Hope Funeral Home 500 US-80 Sunnyvale, Tx 75182. In lieu of flowers we ask that any money be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in his name.


Speakers- Karla Shain, Roger Gibbs, Lucas Hawkins and James Morse, any others are welcome.

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Service Schedule

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Saturday, July 16, 2022

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

New Hope Funeral Home - Chapel

500 US-80, Sunnyvale, TX 75182

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