OBITUARY

Kenneth Lee Collier Sr.

February 9, 1943January 9, 2019

Kenneth Lee Collier Sr., 75 of Hazel Green, AL passed away on January 9, 2019. Kenneth was born in Hollywood, AL on February 9, 1943. He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Louise Sayers Collier, parents Shelley and Nellie Collier, in-laws Frederick and Caryl Sayers, and siblings Shelly Ray Collier, Richard Wayne Collier and Sarah Marks-Foote. Left to cherish his memory are his sons Kenneth “Lee” Collier Jr. (Amy) and Forrest Wayne Collier (Tara), his grandchildren Jackson, Cole, Lawson, Camryn, Annie and Charley, his brothers-in-law HD Foote (Sarah) and Frederick (Tina) Sayers, his sisters-in-law Joanna (Shelly Ray) Collier, Donna (Richard) Collier and Ginger (Glenn) Baldwin, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Kenneth was a loyal husband, a first-class father, and an enriching papaw. He was an active member of Hazel Green United Methodist Church. As a lover of life and God’s creation, Kenneth was a humble mentor to many blessed to know him. Characterized by strong work ethic and a unique gift of relating to people, his employment was dominated by periods with Science Applications International Corp. and Nichols Research Corp. / Computer Sciences Corp. Following retirement, Kenneth served local charities alongside his wife including the Toney, AL branch of the Huntsville Assistance Program, encouraged and educated his sons and daughters-in-law, and actively participated in the development of his grandchildren while enjoying the God-given, simpler things in life on his homestead.

Please visit with the family on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Hazel Green United Methodist Church from 1:00 to 2:00 pm proceeded by a funeral service officiated by Pastor Al Geise. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in memory of Kenneth to Hazel Green United Methodist Church designated for Lunches of Love or the Huntsville Assistance Program. Hazel Green United Methodist Church 14131 Highway 231 N Hazel Green, AL 35750 (256) 828-5313

  • FAMILY

  • Kenneth "Lee" (Amy) Collier Jr., Son
  • Forrest Wayne (Tara) Collier, Son
  • Mr. Collier was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Dorothy Louise Sayers Collier (March 1, 2018); parents, Shelley and Nellie Collier; in-laws, Frederick and Caryl Sayers; and siblings, Shelly Ray Collier, Richard Wayne Collier and Sarah Marks-Foote.

    He also leaves to cherish his memory six grandchildren: Jackson, Cole, Lawson, Camryn, Annie and Charley; his brothers-in-law, HD Foote (Sarah) and Frederick (Tina) Sayers; his sisters-in-law, Joanna (Shelly Ray) Collier, Donna (Richard) Collier and Ginger (Glenn) Baldwin; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
  • DONATIONS

  • Hazel Green United Methodist Church designated for Lunches of Love
  • The Huntsville Assistance Program

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, January 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, January 13, 2019
REMEMBERING

Kenneth Lee Collier Sr.

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Judy Weir

January 10, 2019

Where do I begin to tell just how special my cousin Kenneth was to me? His precious mom and my precious mom were sisters, very close sisters! Growing up, we spent LOTS of time together, five of my siblings and myself and three of Kenneth's siblings and Kenneth. It would either be at my parent's home in Ringgold, Georgia or Kenneth's parents home in Scottsboro, Ala. or Huntsville, Ala. We all loved to go camping in the mountains with our parents together and it was often...We were all good kids, just a bit mischievous and sometimes, we would all get in trouble with our parents.....We had a wonderful upbringing with wonderful parents! I know that when Kenneth lost his Dottie last March, his life just changed and he longed to be with her and God...to his two sons and families, cherish those memories of your dad, I know you all must have LOTS and hold them close to your hearts and let them be of comfort to you. That's what God does, He leaves an abundance of special memories for us all when He calls our loved ones Home. Just know that I love you all and we will see our loved ones again, what a glad reunion day that will be!!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY