PEORIA - James Lea Rankin, 48, of Peoria passed away at 11 a.m. Monday Oct. 14, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 20, 1965, in Chicago, the son of James and Mary Pracel Rankin.
James is survived by his mother, Mary Rankin.
He was preceded in death by his father.
James was a member of Peoria Elks Lodge 20 and the Rotary Club of Peoria-North.
He went to school and grew up in St. Philomena Catholic Church.
James worked and was very successful in the sales field. Everyone who knew him thought he had a caring nature and was always willing to be of service to anyone in need. He will be missed by all who knew him.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria. Father David Richardson will officiate. Visitation will be Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, from 12 noon to 6 p.m., also at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum.
Memorials may be made to donor's choice.
To view or leave an online condolence, please go to www.woolsey-wilton.com.