Judy Strickland
B: 1943-12-02
D: 2019-09-19
View Details
Strickland, Judy
Susan Berry
B: 1956-10-02
D: 2019-09-16
View Details
Berry, Susan
James Ryan
B: 1989-02-02
D: 2019-09-07
View Details
Ryan, James
George Sasse
B: 1961-04-14
D: 2019-08-30
View Details
Sasse, George
Charles Taylor
B: 1958-01-17
D: 2019-08-26
View Details
Taylor, Charles
Donald Willard
B: 1969-11-30
D: 2019-08-11
View Details
Willard, Donald
Randy Turner
B: 1958-06-12
D: 2019-08-06
View Details
Turner, Randy
Karen McKown
B: 1962-09-26
D: 2019-08-05
View Details
McKown, Karen
Dorothy Durant
B: 1939-08-12
D: 2019-08-02
View Details
Durant, Dorothy
Carmella Suprise
B: 1932-01-12
D: 2019-07-31
View Details
Suprise, Carmella
Dorothy Doerr
B: 1930-09-06
D: 2019-07-28
View Details
Doerr, Dorothy
Consuelo Atendido
B: 1944-09-29
D: 2019-07-20
View Details
Atendido, Consuelo
Judith Wheeler
B: 1942-02-13
D: 2019-07-13
View Details
Wheeler, Judith
Doreen Rivera
B: 1961-07-21
D: 2019-07-05
View Details
Rivera, Doreen
Geraldine Kempster
B: 1965-01-18
D: 2019-06-26
View Details
Kempster, Geraldine
Lynda Mitchell
B: 1945-07-24
D: 2019-06-22
View Details
Mitchell, Lynda
Charles Downing
D: 2019-06-20
View Details
Downing, Charles
Dean Bell
D: 2019-06-15
View Details
Bell, Dean
Kenneth Church
D: 2019-06-13
View Details
Church, Kenneth
Patricia Mixon
D: 2019-06-10
View Details
Mixon, Patricia
Edward Sharp
D: 2019-06-05
View Details
Sharp, Edward


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
5401 Indian River Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Phone: 757-366-9260
Fax: 757-366-9262
About An Amazing Life|Help

James W. "Billy"
Collier Jr.

October 19, 1933 – November 21, 2018

Share this tribute
James Collier
Memorial Candles Lit for James | SEE ALL
"We are honored to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
— Family Choice Funerals & Cremations

Obituary for James W. "Billy" Collier Jr.

James â�?��?Billyâ�?� Collier, Jr. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.He was 85 years old. Billy was born on October 19, 1933 in the Tidewater area. He was the son of James W. and Anna Ruth Collier. He spent over 20 years of his life in Covington, Virginia.

Billy was the beloved husband and best friend of his one and only love of 61 years, Shirley Morris. They raised 2 daughters together, Cynthia Mae Strom, and their granddaughter Joy Nicole Thompson.

He graduated from Fork Union Military Academy. He as a member of the United States Marines, and retired from the Virginia Army National Guard in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Billy was a good man. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed his sports, his garden, country music and sitting outside rocking in his chair.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Collier; daughter Cynthia Strom; his granddaughter Joy Thompson; 3 grandchildren Samantha Strom, Denielle Bates, Louis Strom, Jr., and their spouses. He has 6 great grand boys: Cody, Wyatt James, Jordan, Gunnar James, Grayson, and Weston.

Billy has many wonderful lifelong friends, Sam and Dale James, Sally White, Thomas McNeely, Roger and Pat Amos, Ed and Lynn Hemp. Special thanks to the nursing staff and therapist at Seaside Medical Center, and his in home rehabilitation therapist.

He will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege to have known him.

A memorial service for Billy will be held at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church in Covington, Virginia on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 2pm.

Please share a memory with the family via the Condolences & Tributes tab.

To send flowers to the family of James W. "Billy" Collier Jr., please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Information

Mount Carmel United Methodist Church
1200 N. Alleghany Street
Covington, Virginia 24422