Hugh Billy Collier
Hugh Billy Collier, (Bill), 81, of Stanardsville, passed away Monday, September 10, 2012, at The Harbor at Renaissance in Stanardsville. He was born August 29, 1931, in Barboursville, Virginia, to the late Boggie and Mamie Morris Collier. He is survived by two sisters; Lucille Walls of Fredericksburg and Betty and husband John Herndon of Barboursville, and three brothers; Molay (Buck) and wife Minnie Collier, Herbert and wife Frances Collier, and William (Poo) and wife Linda Collier, all of Barboursville. He was preceded in death by brother-in-law China Walls.
Fifty-nine years ago, he married Willie Jean Monger and together they had three children; a daughter, Patricia Ann who is married to Gary Myers, and sons John Hugh (Butch) and Robert Wade Collier, all of Stanardsville. Bill is also survived by eleven grand children; Melinda Collier of Stanardsville, Tabatha Myers and husband Paul of Waynesboro, Christie Spencer and husband Albert of Louisa, Heather Daniels and husband Bryan of Madison, Jennifer Flores and husband Able of Juarez, Mx., Sandra Collier and friend Val of Charlottesville, Robert Jr. (Robbie) and fiancé Heather of Stanardsville, Christopher Collier of Gordonsville, Christopher Wolfe of Stanardsville, Travis Wolfe of Locust Grove, and Amber Faith Collier of Stanardsville, and fourteen great grand children. Also he is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Bill worked a number of years for the Southern Railroad and as a supervisor at the Webster Brick Company of Somerset. He later retired to his life’s second love, full-time farming. Bill loved nature, the land, and tending his cattle.
The family will welcome friends at First Bible Baptist Church at Ruckersville on Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A service of remembrance celebrating Bill’s life will be held on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 11 a.m. at First Bible Baptist Church with the Reverend James E. Wood presiding.
Burial will follow in Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial donation be given to First Bible Baptist Church, PO Box 42, Ruckersville, Virginia 22968.
An online guestbook is available at www.ryanfuneral.com
Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville, VA is handling the arrangements.