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Elvin "Pete" Gene Collier

July 19, 1943 — June 27, 2021

Elvin “Pete” Gene Collier, 77, of Charlottesville, VA passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at Hospice of the Piedmont Center for Acute Care. He was born on July 19, 1943 in Swift Run, VA to the late Elvin Collier and Georgia Shifflett.

Mr. Collier worked as a salesman for Avon and Bruton & Company for many years. He was an avid reader, who especially enjoyed John Grisham’s novels.  He enjoyed spending time singing, bowling, fishing, golfing, listening to country music and watching UVA, Redskins, NASCAR and old westerns with John Wayne.  He was a wonderful man with a “big heart” who could tell a great story and always had a great joke to tell!

He is survived by his children, William Roberts (Debbie), David Roberts, Kelly Roberts, Linda Johnson (Kenny), and Toni McNeil; his sister, Goldie Fitz; 13 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Ann Collier; sister, Margaret Martin; and brother, Aubrey Collier; and grandson, Jamie Roberts.

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 2, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ryan Funeral Home, 12819 Spotswood Trail, Ruckersville, VA 22968.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Ryan Funeral Home.

Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens.

An online guestbook is available at www.ryanfuneral.com

Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville, VA is handling the arrangements.

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Friday, July 2, 2021

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Saturday, July 3, 2021

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Saturday, July 3, 2021

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