James Lea Rankin, 48, of Peoria passed away at 11:00 a.m. Monday October 14, 2013 at his residence. He was born January 20, 1965 in Chicago, the son of James & Mary Pracel Rankin. James is survived by his mother, Mary Rankin. He is 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 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday October 22, 2013 at Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton funeral Home in Peoria. Father David Richardson will officiate. Visitation will be Monday October 21, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. also at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to donor's choice. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. To view or leave an online condolence please go to www. woolsey-wilton.com.