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Robert Joseph Collier, Sr.

November 17, 1929 February 11, 2018
Robert  Joseph Collier, Sr.
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Obituary for Robert Joseph Collier, Sr.

Robert Joseph “Bobby” Collier, 88, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Wayne UNC Hospital.

Bobby was born in Pikeville, NC on November 17, 1929 to Samuel David Collier and Annie Mae Stith Collier. He was preceded in death by Annie Lou Collier, his wife of 59 years. While attending Pikeville School, Bobby biked a paper route to buy his first car. In the 40’s he served in the Navy and worked for Western Electric. In the 50’s, Bobby transitioned from selling Chevrolets to founding what later became Collier Motors AMC. He had many customers who loved him for his winsome personality, his excellent mechanic skills, and his fair business practices. Bobby was a member of Freedom Baptist Church and attended Faith Free Will Baptist Church.

A service celebrating Bobby’s life will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of Freedom Baptist Church, 300 Country Day Road, Goldsboro. Pastor Jonathan Smith and Rev. Walter Sloan will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 7:00 PM and following the service at the church. Interment will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the Pikeville Cemetery.

Bobby is survived by his children, Patricia Collier of Mount Olive, Robbie Collier and wife Ruby of Goldsboro; Kevin Collier and wife Rebecca of Kinston, and Douglas Collier and wife April of Raleigh; sister, Linda Collier Moore and husband Ronald of Cary; and eleven grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents, Bobby was preceded in death by an infant son, his brother, Samuel Duane Collier and sister, Joyce Collier.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Freedom Baptist Church, 300 Country Day Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

15

Feb

6:00 PM 2/15/2018 6:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/15/2018 7:00:00 PM
Freedom Baptist Church

300 Country Day Road
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Freedom Baptist Church
300 Country Day Road Goldsboro 27534 NC
United States

Funeral Service

Thursday

15

Feb

7:00 PM 2/15/2018 7:00:00 PM
Freedom Baptist Church

300 Country Day Road
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Freedom Baptist Church
300 Country Day Road Goldsboro 27534 NC
United States

Visitation

Thursday

15

Feb

7:45 PM 2/15/2018 7:45:00 PM - 9:00 PM 2/15/2018 9:00:00 PM
Freedom Baptist Church

300 Country Day Road
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Freedom Baptist Church
300 Country Day Road Goldsboro 27534 NC
United States

Interment

Friday

16

Feb

11:00 AM 2/16/2018 11:00:00 AM
Pikeville Cemetery

Mount Carmel Church Road
Pikeville, NC 27863

Pikeville Cemetery
Mount Carmel Church Road Pikeville 27863 NC
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Pikeville Cemetery Final Resting Place

Pikeville-Princeton Road
Pikeville, NC

Pikeville-Princeton Road Pikeville NC

Memorial Contribution

Freedom Baptist Church

300 Country Day Road
Goldsboro, NC 27534
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