James was a graduate of Freeburg Community High School, Freeburg, IL. He was a personal trainer and a security officer for Whelan Event Services. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Joseph Kocot II; his paternal grandparents, James and Elizabeth Kilgallon; and an uncle, Joseph Kocot III.
Surviving are his mother, Chalice Kilgallon (Kocot) of Belleville, IL;
his father, John Kilgallon of Millstadt, IL;
one brother, Cody (Savannah) Wiley of Troy, IL;
two sisters, Kelsey (Don) Spencer of Geneva, IL, and Corey Kilgallon of Belleville, IL;
and his maternal grandmother, Joanne Kocot of Smithton, IL.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL.
Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.