Lindsey C. Collier, MSGT USAF – Retired, age 79 of Shiloh, IL, died Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at Faith Care Center in Highland, IL.
He was born on July 27, 1940, in Mount Gay, West Virginia, the son of Lawrence and Victoria (nee Pack) Collier.
On March 17, 1959, he married Janet S. Queen at Logan, West Virginia. She survives in Shiloh, IL.
He was a member of Highland Hope United Methodist Church, Highland, IL; former member of Logan Church of the Nazarene, Logan, WV; and Lee Iten Post #439 of the American Legion, Highland, IL.
Lindsey was born at Mount Gay, Logan County, West Virginia. He was the youngest of 13 children. He grew up in Logan County entering the US Air Force in 1958 at age 18. He served for 23+ years, retiring as a Master Sgt. in 1981 from the Aero Space Control Warning Systems. His duty had him stationed in Alaska, Ireland, Hawaii and all over the United States. He retired to Logan, WV and started Peck’s Mill Sanitation Company. He operated the company for 7 years. He became the Street Commissioner for Logan, WV, retiring after 10 years. He and his wife moved to Illinois in 2011 to be nearer to their family. God, wife, family, Air Force and pet – Buffy were his order of love. He and his wife had been married over 60 years. Lindsey enjoyed bowling and golf. He was always involved with his Church as faith was very important to him.
Wife – Janet S. Collier, nee Queen, Shiloh, IL
Son – Ricky L. (Debra) Collier, O’Fallon, IL
Grandchild – Derrick A. (Alison) Collier, O’Fallon, IL
Grandchild – David S. (Suzanne) Collier, Belleville, IL
Great Grandchild – Silas R. Collier, Belleville, IL
Great Grandchild – Ella R. Collier, Belleville, IL
Great Grandchild – Quinn M. Collier, O’Fallon, IL
Brother – James Collier
Half Brother – Virgil Workman
Half Sister – Adaline Tutor
He was preceded in death by:
Father – Lawrence Lindsey Collier – Died 12/16/1979
Mother – Victoria Collier, nee Pack – Died 1/21/1989
Siblings – Nine
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Visitation will be held from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM on Monday, October 28, 2019, at Highland Hope United Methodist Church in Highland, IL.
Funeral services will be at 11:30 AM on Monday, October 28, 2019, at Highland Hope United Methodist Church in Highland, IL, with Rev. Beverly Wilkes Null, officiating.
Interment will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 2:00 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation.