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Thomas "Larry" Collier


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Thomas "Larry" Collier

Thomas "Larry" Collier, 70, of Rock Springs, passed away May 25, 2019, at his home. 

A brief resident of Rock Springs and former longtime resident of Englewood, Fla., and Westville, Ind., Collier died following a brief illness.

He was born Sept.16, 1948, in Springville, Ala., the son of James Monroe and Estelle Sims Collier. 

Collier attended schools in Valparaiso, Ind., and was a graduate of the Jackson Twp High School class of 1968.

He was employed as an electrician at Bethlehem Steel for thirty-nine years and retired in September of 2008.

Collier was a Past Commander of the American Legion Post No. 21 in Westville, Ind.,, American Legion Vets, Fraternal Order of the Eagles and Moose, all in Englewood, Fla.

He enjoyed boating, camping, playing cards and visiting with his friends having a few beers at the American Legion in Englewood.

Survivors include two sons, Tom Collier and wife Wanda of Rock Springs and Chris Collier and wife Tina of Michigan City, Ind .; one brother, Tim Collier and wife Joyce of Indianapolis, Ind .; two sisters, Doris Wallace of LaPorte, Ind., and Linda Lennartz and husband Herb of Westville, Ind .; his best friend for the past 50 years, Ceila McClintock of Westville, Ind .; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, James M. Collier and Rodney Robinson. 

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