James A. Wicker, 47, of Taylorville, passed away on July 9, 2013 at 5:10 p.m. at his residence in Taylorville, IL. He was born November 29, 1965 in Pana, IL; the son of the late David Rightnowar and Sarah Stalllings. He married Terri Townsley on March 29, 1998 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was the owner and operator of Capital Trailer Repair in Springfield, IL. Jim loved his family, fishing and a hard day’s work. He loved life, and for the past four years battled cancer with dignity and selflessness. He was a hero to many and will continue to be an inspiration and a leader to all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Terri Wicker of Taylorville, IL; son: Devon Wicker of Springfield, IL; daughter: Ashley Wicker of Springfield, IL; grandchild; Madeline Wicker of Springfield, IL; brothers: Charles Wicker of Springfield, IL, Michael Wicker of Taylorville, IL and Robert Wicker of Butler, IL; sister: Susan Nance of Savannah, TN; several nieces, nephews and cousins.. He was preceded in death by his father, David Rightnowar.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Sutton Memorial Home. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 72123-1718

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL.

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