OBITUARY

Wesley Thomas Collier

May 21, 1924October 30, 2013

Wesley Thomas Collier, 89, passed away at McCall House Hospice on October 30, 2013. Mr. Collier was born in Emporia, Virginia, on May 21, 1924 to Clarence and Annie Collier. He was with the 82nd Airborne Division in World War II. As squad leader of a parachute light machine gun squad, he served in the Rome Arno Campaign in Italy and jumped in the invasion of Southern France at Nice. He was subsequently wounded in the Battle of the Bulge.

After the war, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. He worked as a pharmacist at Duke Medical Center. In 1955 he came to Greenville to serve as the Chief Pharmacist at Greenville General Hospital, where he remained for 35 years.

Mr. Collier is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Susan Collier of Greer; daughter Connie Collier of Greenville; daughter and son-in-law Nancy and Paul LeGros of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren David, Katie, Matthew and Ben Collier and Elise and Evan LeGros; great-grandchild Judah Lethco; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Tommye Collier.

The family invites friends to attend the graveside service at 1:00 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery.

Wesley Thomas shall be lovingly remembered by friends and family for his kindness, generosity and devotion to his family. The family would like to express its gratitude for the loving and professional care given by the staff of McCall House Hospice.

Services

  • Graveside Service Friday, November 1, 2013
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Sterling Edmonds

November 4, 2013

Mark and Family-Your Mom and Dad were two of my family favorites because they were always so pleasant to be with. I will remember with fondness your Dad's kindness and easy going manner. May each of you find comfort in the difficult days ahead to know of the positive he created in the lives of others during this part of his journey. With Love. Jr.

Jan Hudson

November 3, 2013

Mark I was sadden to learn of your dads passing. He was a wonderful man. I remember him fondly from the days of working at the old Greenville General Hosp. He had a wonderful sense of humor. I know he will be greatly missed by all of your family. I will be thing of you during this time of your loss. Please tell Connie Hello for me as we worked together at the City of Greenville.

Almena Taylor Simon

November 2, 2013

My sympathy to the Collier family. I worked for Mr. Collier in the early 60's. He was a quiet, gentle man that I admired very much. Your Mom was also very special.

November 2, 2013

Mark,
Thank you for the opportunity to attend your Dad's funeral. As I visited with your family I can see the wonderful qualities handed down through his love. May our Lord give you strength and peace.
Don

Peggie Oeland Morrow

November 1, 2013

Mark, Dick and I are thinking of you during this very sad time. Hugs and prayers to you.

October 31, 2013

Mark, your dad sounds like an amazing person. I can tell that Katie loved and admired him. I know you all will miss him very much.
Jeff and sandy Lethco

Tommy & Ruth Duncan

October 31, 2013

Mark & Family, I was saddened to hear of the passing of your father, Grandfather and another one of our American heroes that served in WWII. My Dad who passed away several years ago served in the 1st infantry Division and was also at the Battle of the Bulge so they chewed some of the same dirt together. Ruth and I will be praying for you and your family during the next several days and weeks and will ask God to give you the peace and strength that only He can give as you journey through the grieving process. May all the special memories you have comfort you in the days ahead.

Andy Harrell, WHHS Class of 1972

October 31, 2013

Mark,
So very sorry to hear of your father's passing. I hope that you can find great comfort in your memories of him.

October 31, 2013

Mark,
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
God speed to your Dad
Linda Caldwell Doherty

Don Belt

October 31, 2013

I have fond memories of Mister Collier when I was working for him as a pharmacy technician. His patience with me and his encouragement eventually led me to be a practicing pharmacist. I will always remember his quiet manner and professional competence. I will always remember him addressing me as "db" and his gentle encouragement.