George Marshall Collier

George Marshall Collier, age 85, of Willis departed this life at his home on the evening of May 30, 2009. He was born February 24, 1924 in Carroll County, VA to George Cleveland Collier and Mamie Marshall Collier.

Marshall was a World War II Veteran, a Mason and a Shriner. Marshall was a member of the Eastern Star and a Charter Member of Rome Missionary Baptist Church in Keno. Of all his accomplishments, he was most proud of his family.

Marshall was preceded in death by his first wife Louise Burnette Collier, brother; Glen Collier, sisters; Hazel Willis, Ima Thomas, and his constant canine companion; FiFi.

Marshal is survived by his loving & devoted wife Janie Boyer Collier. He is also survived by his daughters & sons-in-law: Marsha & Jim Davidson, Blacksburg; Kaye & Danny Tickle, Galax; Georgia & Norm Brinkman, Charlottesville. Sons & daughters-in-law: Gary & Alice Collier, Radford and Jimmy & Mary Ellen Collier, Salem. Step-daughters & spouses: Anna & Jack Morton, Mt. Airy, NC; Vanessa & Bobby Clark, Floyd; Tracey Bennington, Laurel Fork and Hope Vass, Bedford. Marshall was “PaPa Marshall” to seventeen grandchildren: Neal & Kim Quesinberry, Carrie & David Kennedy, Brad & Angie Kennington, Ashli & Jeff Stokes, Beth & Will Vail, Cathy Collier, Andrew Brinkman, Susan Brinkman, Jessi & Jamie Warren, Allie Collier, Jack Collier, Jordan Hylton, Todd Vass, Christopher Lister, Mitch Clark, Courtney Myers and Tanner Bennington. PaPa Marshall was blessed with four great-grandchildren: Collier Kennington, Graham Kennington, Jaxon Warren and Katherine Collier Stokes.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 12:00 noon at Rome Missionary Baptist Church, Laurel Fork, with Mr. Clarence Marshall officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Rome Missionary Baptist Church, Rome Church Rd., Laurel Fork, VA 24141, or the Floyd County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 257, Floyd, VA 24091.