JACKSON - Claude Carroll Collier, 69, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 11:33 a.m. Aug. 15, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born Oct. 6, 1923, in Mount Vernon, Ill., son of the late Esco and Corona Glaus Collier, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life before moving to Jackson in 1980. He had been employed as a salesman until his retirement and recently began working with the Clark Construction Company in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston.
On May 27, 1955, he married Linda Kellett who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son, Kevin Collier of Dexter; two daughters, Jill Collier Burton of Charleston and Jennifer Collier Hipp of St. Louis County; two sisters, Patricia Ann Seib of Poplar Bluff and Willa Jean Mattix of Houston, Texas; six grandchildren, Laura Grace Burton, Nathaniel Jamieson Burton and Evan Joseph Burton, all of Charleston, Andrew Lee Collier of Dexter and Emily Lauren Hipp and Ashley Taylor Hipp of St. Louis County.
One infant brother preceded him in death.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. Pat Hogan, minister of Shady Acres Church of Christ, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery near Charleston.
Pallbearers will be: Christopher Collier, Matthew Collier, Patrick Collier, Leslie Collier, Freeman Collier, Keith Seib, Jim Alford and Keith Mattix.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Larry Miller, Jamie Gilmore, James Warren, Albert Peters Jr., Don Robertson, Ralph D. Schreiner, Terry Stockman and Richard Gage.
may be sent to
Children's Homes Inc.
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Paragould, Ark. 72458
St. Jude Children's
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Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1905