Jerry Lee Rankin, 89, of Martinsville, IL passed away 5:00 PM Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022 in Robinson Rehab and Nursing at Robinson, IL He was born July 25, 1933 at Sumner, IL, the son of James Albert and Mabel Irene Fogle Rankin. He married Veda Lou Haddock on March 13, 1953 at Bridgeport, IL. Surviving are his wife Veda; a daughter, Janet (Ted) Togerson; their children, Amy (Brad) Highsmith; their childrenAugust, Aubrey, Hutton and Oliver Highsmith; daughter, Alison (JR) Armstrong and their children, Taylor, Mitch and Levi Armstrong and son, Adam(Emily) Tingley and their children Mack and Kimber Tingley; a son Jack who passed away Dec. 31, 2019, Jack’s son, Jay (Sarah) Wilhoit and children, Madolyn and Lane Wilhoit; a son, John (Sara) Rankin and their children, Jerry (Brandi) Rankin and their children, Kaitlyn and Rachel Rankin and Daniel (Jennifer) Rankin and their son Jaxon Rankin; a daughter, Joetta (Steve) Mattis and their children, Matthew (Ann) Mattis and their children, Ella, Alicia and Ethan Mattis and Kristofer (Courtney) Mattis and their three daughters, Macon , Molly and Makinlee Mattis and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and son Jack, he was preceded in death by a brother and great grandchild, Hudson Highsmith. Jerry graduated from Bridgeport High School and 1951 and was drafted into the Amy and stationed in Ft. Louis at Tacoma, WA from 1954 to 1956, After his Army discharge, he returned to work for Marathon Pine Co. and retired from Marathon in 1988. After a short retirement he went back to work as an inspector for two companies, and retired from Bolin’s after five years. Jerry was a member of Marshall Lodge #133 AF & AM. He enjoyed camping and boating, but most of all, his family. Jerry was a handyman, could fix most anything and loved to mow. He truly enjoyed life. Memorial services will be 2:00 PM Sunday, Oct. 2nd at Pearce Funeral Home in Marshall with Pastor Billie Ray Ulrey officiating. The family will receive visitors after 12 Noon. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Lincolnland Hospice. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservices.com.