Billie G. Rankin
Billie G. ‘Bill’ Rankin, 74, of Sullivan, died 7:10 p.m. Wednesday (September 21, 2016) in the Sullivan Health Care and RehabilitationCenter.
Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 26, 2016 in the Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan with Pastor Grant Wade officiating. The family requests casual attire. There will be no visitation. Memorials are suggested to the Odd Fellows Rebekah Home, Mattoon. Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to reedfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Rankin was born July 14, 1942 in Ash Grove Twp., Shelby County, IL, the son of Eugene W. and Alice L. Day Rankin. Bill worked for the City of Sullivan as the plant operator at the Sewer Dept. He was a member of the Odd Fellows and the Sullivan First Christian Church.Survivors include his children James Wessley (Loretta) Rankin of Ozark, Missouri and Ella May (Jason) Walters of Mattoon; granddaughter Jennifer Rose Johnson; step grandchildren Emma Walters, Janet, Katherine, Ressie and Emily Ellis and a sister-in-law Linda Henderson of Mattoon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two infant daughters Glenda and Rosalee and a sister Margie Lou Rankin.