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5401 Indian River Road
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James W. "Billy"
Collier Jr.

October 19, 1933 – November 21, 2018

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Obituary for James W. "Billy" Collier Jr.

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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.

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