THOMAS CLYDE "T. C." COLLIER - 1920 - 2009
DEWEY  V.  COLLIER - 1909 - 1991

>T. F. COLLIER  Dies Thursday Night
 Thomas Franklin Collier, 73
Thomas passed away Thursday night at his home 238 W. Polk Ave. He was born on August 22, 1882 in Crewsville, FL. He had been a resident of Lake Wales for the past 54 years. Mr. Collier was a retired carpenter.
 Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Pearl W. Collier; two daughters, Mrs. A.M Wade and Mrs. Allen Skinner, both of this city; three sons Dewey and T.C. Collier of Lake Wales, and Robert Collier of Orlando and ten grandchildren.
 Funeral services are to be Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the West Side Babtist Church. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. F.W. Brocksmith, and the Rev. H. Morgan Radford and the Rev. Herman Collins.
 Burial will be in the Lake Wales Cemetery.
( Daily Highlander, Sept. 30, 1955 - Lake Wales News, Oct.6, 1955. )
>Pearl W. Collier- b: 1888 - d: 1971
>both are buried in the Lake Wales Cemetery.
>Thomas and Pearl Whidden/Collier were married in Polk County on March 8, 1908.
>T. C. COLLIER - (Thomas Clyde Collier) - 88 -
 Lake Wales -  Thomas Clyde  "T. C." COLLIER , of Lake Wales, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2009 at the Lake Wales Medical Center due to heart failure.  T. C. was born in Lake Wales, Florida to Pioneers, Thomas F. and Pearl WHIDDEN / COLLIER, on Dec. 21, 1920. He was a lifelong resident of the area and a licensed Plumber. He was a member of the West Side Baptist Church where he served in many areas through the years. He was a WWII Combat Veteran and an original  member of the 101st. Airborne Division. He made 5  combat parachute jumps including the D Day invasion in Normandy, France, the Battle of Bastogne, Belgium and Operation Market-Garden in Holland. He was wounded in Holland and recieved several combat medals, including the Purple Heart.
 Thomas is preceded in death by his wife, Marie CHAMBLESS/ COLLIER, in 2007.
 Survivors include his sons; Thomas F. Collier and Robert Mark Collier, both of Lake Wales, 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
 Visitation was held, Monday, June 8, 2009 at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales.
 Funeral services were held , Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at the funeral home.
 Interment was held at the Lake Wales Cemetery.  (The Ledger, Tuesday, June 9, 2009)
  Marie CHAMBLESS/ COLLIER, 86, of Lake Wales passed away October 15, 2007 due to heart failure at The Groves Center in Lake Wales. Born May 19, 1921 in Opp, AL; she came to Lake Wales from Alabama in 1941. She was a homemaker and was a member of the West Side Baptist Church since 1950 and was very active with the church.
 Marie was preceded by her parents, Walter G. & Daisie (Sims) CHAMBLESS; brother, Leland Chambless; sisters, Audie LAWRENCE and Marjorie THOMPSON.
 Survivors include her husband, THOMAS C. COLLIER of Lake Wales; sons, Thomas F. Collier of Lake Wales; Robert Mark Collier of Lake Wales; brothers, Eldrich Chambless of Opp, AL; James Jackson of Clearwater; sisters, Helen HALL of Clearwater; Jean PHILLIPS of Clearwater; four grandchildren, Matthew Collier, Taphney HOUK, Amy MINCEY & Robert Collier, Jr.; and four great-grandchildren.  Visitation was held, Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Lake Wales.
 Funeral services were held, Thursday, October 18, 2007 at the funeral home with Rev. Mahlon Smith officiating.
 Interment will follow at the Lake Wales Cemetery. Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Lake Wales.
>DEWEY VERNON  COLLIER  -  Company Foreman
Lake City -Mr. Dewey V. Collier,  a Lake Wales native, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 1991, at Lake City Medical Center, he was 81. Dewey was born in Lake Wales on July 20, 1909, he was a longtime resident of Lake Wales before moving to Lake City. He was a foreman with the Highland Park Service Center. He was a member of the "First Football Team at Lake Wales High School" . He was a member of Westside Baptist Church in Lake Wales.
 Dewey is survived by his wife, Verna Collier, Lake City; daughters, Vicki  HARRELL,Lake City and Carol MARTIN, Virginia Beach, Va.; brother T. C. Collier, Lake Wales; 4 grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
 Marion Nelson Funeral Home Inc., Lake Wales, Florida ( Lakeland Ledger, Tuesday Feb. 26, 1991 )
  Lake Wales -  Mrs. Katherine Bernice Skinner of 421 Lissimmee Ave., died, Friday, Feb. 10, 1989 at Winter Haven Hospital. She was 71.  Katherine was a native and lifelong resident of Lake Wales, she was a maid at Mountain Lake Corp. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church in Lake Wales.
 Katherine is survived by her daughters, Gayle GODWIN, Lake Wales and Yvonne FRAZIER, Babson Park; son, Gary Skinner, Vero Beach; brothers, Dewey Collier and T.C.Collie, both of Lake Wales; 9 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
 Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Lke Wales, Fl. ( The Ledger, Feb. 13, 1989 )
Katerine Bernice Collier married Allen Skinner in Polk Co.,Fl. on Dec. 20, 1934
LAKELAND - Leslie H. "Les or Bubby" Collier, Jr. passed away from respiratory failure Monday, December 10, 2012 in Lakeland. Les was born September 2, 1931 in Lakeland,     Mr. Collier was the son of the late Leslie H. and Ethel (Kersey) Collier. Mr. Collier worked as a Plant Operator for U.S. Agri-Chem. for 30 years and also worked for the Polk County Environment Services for 15 years. He was a veteran of the U.S.
 Mr. Collier is survived by his wife of 58 years, Peggy H. Collier of Lakeland, two daughters: Claudette Collier (Michael), Karen Dorman (Ron), both of Lakeland, a son David M. Collier (Becky) of Bartow, a sister Patricia C. English of Polk City, five grandchildren: Rachael Hess, Katie Collier, Lindsey Dorman, Kelly Dorman, Taylor Dorman, and four great grandchildren: Makayla Wilbur, Alexis Hess, Kiyah Alexander, and Kaylin Bortz.
 Arrangements are being handled by Whidden-McLean Funeral Home in Bartow, where the family will receive friends Saturday, December 15th . Funeral services will follow at  the funeral home chapel. -
( Ledger, Dec. 12, 2012 )

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