John “J.R.” Robertson Collier 90, of Nowata, Oklahoma went to be with Lord on July 25, 2019 in Nowata, Oklahoma.
John Robertson Collier was born on May 28, 1929 in Nowata, Oklahoma to William Collier and Maudie Mae (Worthington) Collier. John was born and raised in Nowata and went to Childers Public School. He enlisted the U.S. Army in 1946 where he served in WWII. He married Elinor LaBelle Miller on April 8, 1950 in Bentonville, Arkansas. They had four wonderful children together before going there separate ways. He loved his family very much and always made sure they were taken care of.
John was a very hard worker and worked hard all his life. He did a little bit of everything, operated the Sinclair Station in Nowata, (pumping gas, checking the fluids on the automobiles, washing windshields, etc.), welder, drove a propane truck, raising livestock (cattle, horses, dogs). John also owned and operated Collier Well Service for over twenty years. He would get up early in the morning before work to take care of the livestock and come home after a long day to do chores on the farm ( bail hay, feed and water the animals, build fence, mow the yard and whatever else needed to be done). He was a guy of many talents and could do or fix anything. After working all day he would sit out on the porch to watch the livestock graze on the land and enjoying the nature of life.
John is survived by his children Terry Collier and wife Cheryl of Nowata, Dennis Collier, Roger Collier and wife Elisa of Nowata, Rachelle White and husband Kevin of Nowata; eight grandchildren: Lacy Bunker, Kelsey Farley, Kimberly Stephens, Brandon Collier, Clinton Collier, Ashley Downing, Terren Caswell, Shelby Harris and twenty Great grandchildren . John will be missed by all who knew him.
John was preceded in death by his parents William Collier and Maudie Mae (Worthington) Collier, siblings: Charley Collier, Floyd Collier, Ed Collier, Cleo Collier, Dempsey Donald “Pete” Collier, Albert Collier, Lela Shipley, Hazel Bowden, Jewell Wykoff, and one grandchild Tory Collier