Richard Collier 1952-2018


Rosary for Richard Gene Collier, 65, of Wills Point was held Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 followed by funeral Mass at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Terrell with Rev. James Phillip Orosco officiating. Interment followed at Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point.
He passed away Monday morning, Feb. 19, 2018, in Sunnyvale, surrounded by his family.
He was born Sept. 16, 1952, in Terrell, the son of Earl Beauford Collier and Regina Priscilla Cumming Collier.

He was raised in Terrell and graduated from Terrell High School in 1971. He later attended East Texas State University in Commerce.

On June 3, 1995, he married Kathy Loving in Terrell. He was a student teacher at Quinlan I.S.D. and taught at Terrell I.S.D.

In 2012, he retired from Brookshire’s in Terrell, where he was a manager. They lived at Lake Tawakoni prior to moving to Wills Point in 2003.

He enjoyed drawing, yard work, and woodworking. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Terrell and St. Luke Catholic Church in Wills Point.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Regina Collier and a sister, Mary Irene Collier.
He is survived by wife, Kathy Collier, of Wills Point; son, Matthew Richard Collier, of Wills Point; brother, David Earl Collier and wife, Rebecca, of Garland; two nephews, Michael Collier and Mark Collier.
Pallbearers were Michael Collier, Mark Collier, David Oberle, Richard Gonzalez, James Leeker, and Kenneth Dyess.
Allan Fuller Funeral Home