James E. Vancil, 64, of Taylorville, passed away April 24, 2013 at 6:54 a.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville. He was born November 24, 1948 in Taylorville, IL, the son of James C. and Mildred (Harris) Vancil. He married Linda N. Branch on October 31, 1969 in Taylorville, IL. He was a United States Army veteran serving from December 1965 to November 1968 and a retired coal miner from Freeman Crown Mine #2. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville, IL and The United Mine Workers of America.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; mother, Mildred Vancil of Taylorville, IL; son, Charles J. Vancil of Taylorville, IL; daughter, Barbara (Wade) Downing of Taylorville, IL; grandchildren, Stephen Vancil, Leighann Fore, James and Jillian Downing; great-granddaughter, Lilith Ann Fore; brother, Thomas Vancil of Taylorville, IL; sisters, Barbara (Arnie) Tobias of Flint, MI.; Rosemary Neville of Taylorville, IL; Caroline (Dan) Ream of Taylorville, IL; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, James C. Vancil; sister, Patricia Ann Davy; brother-in-law, Joe Neville

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Father Mariadas Chatla officiating. Burial will be at Fraley Cemetery in Taylorville with Military Graveside Honors at a later date. Visitation will be held Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL

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