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James S. Rawlings

10/8/1942 - 5/13/2018

FARMINGTON ~ James S. Rawlings, 75, of Farmington, passed away at 11:46 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2018 at UnityPoint Health-Proctor in Peoria.
 
He was born October 8, 1942 in Peoria to Wallace Richard and Cecile Ellen (Flynn) Rawlings.  His parents and one grandson preceded him in death.
 
Surviving are one daughter, Danni (Eric) Holman of Metamora; one son, James (Patti) Rawlings, II of Manito; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Richard (Shirley) Rawlings of Little America.
 
James had worked as a machinist for Caterpillar, Inc. for fifteen years.
 
He very much enjoyed his membership at the YWCA in Canton, where he lifted weights regularly until last year.  He was passionate about spending time with his grandchildren and truly enjoyed watching them participate in their sports and activities.  In his free time, he liked to watch old movies.
 
Cremation rites will be accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  There will be no visitation or services.
 
Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer's Association, Central Illinois Chapter, 614 West Glen Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614-4831.

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