Russell Leroy Collier, Sr., a native and lifelong resident of Bayou La Batre died in Merit Hospital in Biloxi, MS on Tue., Oct. 1, 2019. Mr. Collier joined the Oddfellows Lodge on Oct. 12, 1995 and at his death was Noble Grand of Bayshore Lodge #247. He owned a variety of businesses during his adult life, was loved and well known throughout his community.
Mr. Collier was preceded in death by his parents, Dink and Mildred Collier; brother, Robert Collier; and sister-in-law Cynthia Collier.
He is survived by his wife, Sabra Collier; his children, Russell Collier, Jr., Michael Shane (Wendy) Collier, Kathryn A. (Christopher) Necaise, all of Irvington; brothers, Ronald (Dicey) Collier of Bayou La Batre, Clinton (Kathi) Collier of Theodore, Glen (Nicey) Collier of Mobile; grandchildren, Kimberly, Kayla, Mikie Collier, Victoria, Andrew Necaise; greatgrandchildren, Wyatt, Kyra; nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends. The family will receive visitors on Mon., Oct. 7, 2019 at Oddfellows Lodge from 5:00 until.
The funeral service will be held at Oddfellows Lodge on Tues., Oct. 8th, 2019 at 11:00am. Pallbearers will be Brian Collier, Timothy Collier, Daniel Collier, Samuel Collier, Michael Burch, Charlie Seward, Kim Faggard, and will be officiated by David Rice.