John Wesley Collier

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Age 87, Luray, Va.

John Wesley Collier, 87, of Luray, passed away July 8, 2021 at Winchester Medical Center. He was born April 12, 1934 in Rockingham County to the late Charles and Ella Meadows Collier.

On September 20, 1952 he married Leatha Virginia Shifflett Collier who preceded him in death on November 5, 1999. He is also preceded by his siblings, Howard Collier, Alden Collier, Ruth Reid, Bertie Gordon, Bessie Gordon, Lillie Eppard, Mearl Shifflett and Sue Wright; daughter-in-law, Glinda Collier and son-in-law, Emmett Rash Jr.

Mr. Collier loved to hunt and fish and avid gardener. He enjoyed bluegrass music, playing the guitar, NASCAR races and the Washington Redskins. He spent most of his life in Manassas and raised his family there until his retirement from the City of Manassas as Supervisor of the Electrical Department.

He is survived by his son, John Lee Collier, Sr. of Marshall; daughters, Linda Louise Rash, of Apollo Beach, Florida, Kathy Marie Hamilton and husband, Mike, of Front Royal; grandchildren, John Lee Collier Jr., Stacey Nalls, Christina Collier, Jennifer Blevins; great-grandchildren, Gary, William, Katrina, Joshua, Leah, Victoria, Jessica, and Shaylee; several nephews and nieces.

Rev. Barbara Hensley will conduct the funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday July 14, 2021 at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton.

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