Marvin Vance Collie

January 7, 1927January 24, 2014

Marvin Vance Collie, 87, longtime resident of Jacksonville, passed away January 24, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in North Carolina, son of the late William C. and Estelle (Grimmer) Collie. A veteran, Marvin served in the US Army during WWII. Marvin worked for Atlantic Coastline Railroad which later became CSX. He retired after 40 plus years of service. A true “Jack of all trades,” he could fix anything. He was a devoted Christian and spent many hours visiting and praying with the sick and elderly. Marvin was preceded in death by his first wife, Pearl and a son, Vance Jr. Surviving are his loving wife, Angela, a daughter Connie Collie, step-children, Allison (Dan) Nichols and Michael (Karen) Mims, grandchildren, Brian and Alicia, great grandchildren, Christian and Vance Jr. and numerous step-grandchildren and many dear friends. The family will greet friends on Monday evening, January 27 from 6 – 8 pm at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 4115 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32207. A celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday beginning at noon at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Visitation Monday, January 27, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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Ginger Nair

February 12, 2014

Dear family, may God grant His comfort and peace.

Douglas Martin

January 30, 2014

Mr. Collie will be remembered as a fine person and a strong Christian witness. I remember the dedication he showed in working with the R.A.'s at Avondale Baptist Church many years ago. May God comfort the loved ones, family and friends in the days ahead.

Deno Mastrogianakis

January 30, 2014

Our deepest sympathies, Deno Ethel & Deanna mastroginakis

January 29, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you Connie. Strength and comfort come from the Lord and trust you are depending on Him. Love you, your friend Margaret Warren

Alton Collie

January 27, 2014

Our Deepest Sympathies
Alton and Naomi Collie and Family

Alton Collie

January 27, 2014

Our deepest sympathies,
Alton and Naomi Collie
Brian and Mary Jo Collie

Beaches Animal Clinic

January 27, 2014

Our hearts and prayers are with Constance and her family at his difficult time.

John Layton

January 27, 2014

Vance was a active member/deacon/ sunday school teacher at Avondale Baptist Church for many years.......a wonderful man in s many ways. My sincere sympathy to all his family.

Faith, Love, and Hope

Matt 6:10

January 26, 2014

Keeping in mind the Scriptural hope of everlasting life can help to sustain us during difficult times. May the family find comfort in the memories. (John 17:3

Brenda H McCormick

January 26, 2014

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.