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“Hi Leah, I saw Roy's obit in The Toccoa Record. I was sorry to hear of his passing. My sympathy to you, Kim, and Cristian. I miss the "Toccoa" days....Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Elizabeth Hamilton Parker - SC

“Mrs. Collier, I am so sorry to hear about your husband. You were always a special person to me and you have my deepest sympathies. May the Lord...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Joel Strickland - Toccoa, Ga

“Leah, Gayle and I were deeply sadden to learn of Roys passing. He was a great fraternity brother and I always enjoyed his humor. He will be missed...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: David & Gayle Barry - Fairfax, VA

“LEAH,,SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS,,,MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND FAMILY. ”
4 of 21 | Posted by: FRANCES Gettys Norris - Friend

“Leah, Kim, and Christen: Rocky and I are so sorry for the loss of Roy and will be praying for peace for all of you. He certainly will be remembered...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Connie Harding - Toccoa, GA

“Saddened by the lost of Roy to your family.Ellen, Kitty & I send condolences.Marilyn McNeely ”
6 of 21 | Posted by: marilyn mcneely - clarkesville, GA

“So sorry to hear about the passing of Roy. Our prayers are of you during this time! ”
7 of 21 | Posted by: Thomas & Joyce Collins - Toccoa, GA

“Leah and family, Michael and I are saddened to hear of Roy's passing. We are holding you close in our hearts and prayers. May God's love continue...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Joanne Merck - Hartsville, SC

“Leah, you and Roy have been dear friends for the past many years. Sunday School, choir, church activities helped begin this friendship. Please know...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Susan Dill - Toccoa, GA - Friend

“We are so sorry for your loss, our loss. All four of us loved Roy. We also love Leah, Kim, and Christen. Know that you are in our prayers. The Buddy...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Jana Cheek - Toccoa - Friend

“We hated to hear of Roy's death! We send our sympathy to you and your family. We appreciate the work you both have down in our Church. ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Andy and Mary Sue Crawford - GA

“Leah, my deepest sympathy goes to you and your family. May God bless you now and in the days ahead as you grieve the loss of one so dear. God Bless. ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: Mary Coleen Crawford - Decatur, GA

“LeahMay God give you His Comfort and Strengthduring this time ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: Bobby and Linda Cash

“We are so sorry for your loss. May God bless and comfort your family. ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: Gene and Brenda Sorrells - Toccoa, GA

“Leah, Kim, and Christen,We can only imagine how you feel with Roy's passing. He certainly left a wonderful legacy of service in so many areas. I...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: David and Deenie Miller - Toccoa, GA

“Leah, Kim, and Christen,We can only imagine how you feel with Roy's passing. He certainly left a wonderful legacy of service in so many areas. I...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: David and Deenie Miller - Toccoa, GA

“I always looked forward to seeing Roy at Boy Scout events. He was one of my favorite scouters. He will be missed. ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Tom Nix - Friend

“We are so sorry to hear of Roy's passing. He was such a great man with a tender heart. We so appreciated his commitment to the church and especially...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Joy Hayner - Toccoa - Friend

“I was sorry to hear about Roy. He was one of the finest men I ever met. ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: Lee Bowen - Toccoa, GA - Friend

“Roy was my boss at Coats and Clark. Learned so much from him concerning how to conduct business and what a great friend he was. May you rest in...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Penny Farrer - Rabun Gap, GA

“Whether it be in The Toccoa First United Methodist Church, The Boy Scouts, various Indian Lore organizations or other worthwhile causes, Roy will...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Tony Smith - Martin, GA - Friend


Mr. Roy Lee Collier, 74, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday morning, September 10, 2017, at Stephens County Hospital.

Born October 5, 1942, in Stephens County, he was a son of the late Garnett L. Collier.
Mr. Collier was a 1960 graduate of Toccoa High School, a 1964 graduate of Furman University, a member of Theta Chi Fraternity, National Society of Scabbard and Blade, and National Society of Pershing Rifles.

He received his MBA from the University of Georgia in 1966 and was on the faculty from 1967-1968. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1969-1970. He was a computer systems manager with Coats & Clark and later a software consultant with American Software.

Mr. Collier was Troop Committee Chairman for Boy Scout Troop 77 of Toccoa, member of Vigil Honor order of the Arrow, and The Cross and Flame. He received the Scoutmasters Award of Merit, The Founders Award, The Torch Award and Silver Beaver Award among others.

He was co-chairman of the Stephens County Foundation-Tugalo Bend Heritage Site. Mr. Collier was a member of The Toccoa First United Methodist Church where he was chairman of the Administrative Board, past Trustee chairman, Technology Committee, Sunday School Teacher of Open Door Class and a church choir member for 46 years.

Family members include his wife, Leah Y. Collier; a daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Doug Brandon of Suwanee, GA; a son and daughter-in-law, Christen and Nicki Collier of Toccoa; two grandchildren, Rachel Brandon and David Brandon, both of Suwanee; a brother-in-law, Walter Young of Lawrenceville, GA.

Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Sunday, September 17, 2017 at The Toccoa First United Methodist Church with Dr. John Brown, Mr. Jackie Whitmire and Mr. John Dickerson officiating.

Burial will follow at Roselane Cemetery with military honors provided by the Georgia Army-National Guard.

The following Eagle Scouts will serve as pallbearers, Alvis Tucker, Ryan Fields, Scott
Stroud, Alan Dickerson, Phil Evans, Brad Farmer, Frankie Dietz and Stuart Ivie.

Members of the Toccoa High School Class of 1960, the Open Door Sunday School Class, and Boy Scouts will serve as honorary escort. They will meet at the church at 1:30.

The family will receive friends at the mortuary from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

Flowers are optional or donations in memory of Mr. Collier may be made to Boy Scout Troop 77 Building Fund in care of The Toccoa First United Methodist Church, 333 East Tugalo Street, Toccoa, GA 30577

Whitlock Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitlockmortuary.net

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