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James Robert Collier

d. June 26, 2007

Friday, June 29, 2007 from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Second Baptist Church, Vandalia, Missouri.

Saturday, June 30, 2007 at 2 p.m. at the Second Missionary Baptist Church, 314 S. Taylor, Vandalia, Missouri 63382.
Officiating will be: Rev. Richard Smith.
Music provided by: Delores Smith and Samuel Lee vocalists; Clarice Cannon - pianist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers: James Stark, Donald Hammers, Travis Hammers, Billy Hammers, Art Hammers and Gerald Connors; honorary pallbearers: Jamie Wheeler, William Wheeler, Walter Dixon, Roger Chatman, Samuel Lee and Terry Joe Holt.

James Robert "J.R." Collier Sr. passed away at 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at the Harry S. Truman V. A. Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. J.R. attended Mexico schools and served in the U. S. Army for several years. He worked for over 18 years in the shipping and receiving department of Harbison Walker Refractories in Vandalia. Recently, he had worked for three years at Brookstone in Mexico until his health prevented him from working further.

Born: October 5, 1935 in Mexico, Missouri the son of James W. and Minerva (Weir) Collier.

Married: Maud M. Hammers on April 6, 1958; she preceded him in death on January 10, 1999; he then married Megan E. Hazel who survives at the home.

Survivors include: four sons, Jerome E. Collier of Vandalia; James R. Collier Jr. of Vandalia; Rickey L. Collier of Columbia and Richard O. Collier of Atlanta, Missouri; five daughters, Diana T. Savage of St. Charles; Teresa E. Collier of Columbia; Cynthia L. Collier of Columbia; Zenia B. Lawless of Atlanta, Georgia; Sharon E. Chatman of Vandalia; three brothers, William Collier of Columbia; Daniel Collier of Kansas City and Clinton Collier of Columbia; four sisters, Mary E. Collier of Vandalia; Sheila Collier of Columbia; Elsie Collier of Detroit and Patricia Collier of Boston; 23 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: wife, Maud in 1999; one daughter, Crystal D. Collier and one brother, Gregory Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the Second Missionary Baptist Church.

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