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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

In Memoriam: Lee Wilson Collier

Lee Wilson Collier Passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 11, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.  He fought a long, courageous battle with Congestive Heart Failure.  A 70-year resident of Rio Linda, Lee was born in Hollister, Missouri to Clarence and Winnie Collier on September 15, 1930.  He graduated from Grant Union High School and after serving 2 years in the United States Army he attended Wayland Baptist College, Plainview Texas.

Lee is preceded in death by his loving wife Shirley of 47 years, his parents, his grandson Michael Sparling sister Juanita Snapp, and nephew Robert Christophel. He is survived by his children Debra Hancock (Ken), David Collier (Dawn), Rick Collier (Mary), Leanne Sparling (Mike), 19 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren, his sister Geneva Christophel, many nieces and nephews and loving friend Helen D’Avis.

He was very involved in the Rio Linda Masonic Lodge, Ben Ali Shrine, and The Scottish Rite. Lee was the proud owner of Collier & Son’s Feed in Rio Linda.  

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.

Friends and Family are invited to a Celebration of his Life on Thursday October 29, 2015 at the Ben Ali Shrine Center, 3262 Marysville Blvd. Sac, CA at 11:00 am. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children-Sacramento or the Rio Linda Masonic Lodge.

John Toddhttps://www.riolindamessenger.com
Born and raised in Rio Linda, graduate of Rio Linda High School, and resident for most of the last 50 years. Committee Chair for the Rio Linda Elverta Visions Committee, announcer for the Rio Linda Little League Parade, Keeper of the Archway Lights, and outspoken advocate for the community.

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