William Arthur Collard

March 23, 1936December 29, 2018

William “Bill” Arthur Collard, 82, of Norman passed away Saturday December 29, 2018 with his family by his side.

He was born March 23, 1936 in Lawton to Louis C. and Orah Collard. On February 2, 1999 he married Reda Jackson in Norman.

Bill proudly served his country with the United States Navy. He worked for Channel 5 as a cameraman and filmed the 1st Tornado near Blanchard on an old crank camera. He was a huge OU fan and enjoyed cooking. Above all he loved his family and will be greatly missed.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife: Reda of 19 years; children: Erica Collard, Rethia Mullinix, Steve (Angela) Collard, Joe Collard, as well as many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday January 2, 2019 at Primrose Funeral Service Norman, OK. Graveside Service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday January 3, 2019 at Bentley Cemetery in Atoka, OK. The family would like to thank the Norman Veterans Center as well as Kindful Hospice for all their love and support during this time.

Arrangements entrusted to Primrose Funeral Service, Norman, OK. Sign the online guestbook at


  • Reda Collard, Wife
  • Erica Collard, Daughter
  • Rethia Mullinix, Daughter
  • Steve (Angela) Collard, Son
  • Joe Collard, Son
  • Louis C Collard, Father
  • Orah Collard, Mother


  • Graveside Service Thursday, January 3, 2019

William Arthur Collard

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Susan Cody

January 2, 2019

My deepest sympathy to Reda and all Bill’s family.
I had the distinct privilege of working side-by-side with Bill in Environmental Management at Tinker Air Force Base. I learned a lot from him as we worked together as a team; he was one of the kindest, nicest, most talented, and humble folks I know.
May God rest his soul and provide comfort and peace for all the family.
So sorry I missed the viewing; I would have loved to met y’all. Many prayers ✝️💜✝️

Debbie and Lewis Williams

December 30, 2018

It’s always difficult losing a family member. We didn’t know Bill for long. The time we spent with him are precious to us as we know he was to you.