Billie W. Collier, 74, of Pennville, passed away Tuesday morning, Nov. 17, 2020, at Majestic Care of New Haven.

Billie was born in Bluffton on Oct. 17, 1946, to Weldon and Anna “Lucille” (Hawk) Collier. Both parents preceded him death.

Billie served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of the American Legion Post 111 in Bluffton. He was a semi truck driver for more than 30 years, working most of those years for Roadway Freight. He also drove several years as an independent driver.

His hobbies included hanging out on his front porch and attending races at the Montpelier Motor Speedway. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include a son, Weldon (Sherri) Collier of New Egypt, New Jersey; two daughters, Stacey Brickley-Corwin of Pennville and Samantha Brickley (fiancé: Rodney Southerland) of Hartford City; three sisters, Pat (Thomas) Wade of Poneto, Joyce Eisenhut of Bluffton and Gail (Joe) Brickley of Bluffton; and five grandchildren, Brandon Collier, Stephen Barnes, Calaeb Brickley, Skyla Brickley and Sarah Southerland.

In addition to his parents, Billie was preceded in death by a son, Richard Brickley; and a sister, Carolyn Jean McAfee.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic and health restrictions in our community, private family services are being held at Goodwin – Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel in Bluffton, officiated by Pastor Tony Robles. Burial will be at M.R.E. Cemetery in Berne with military rites conducted by the Berne American Legion Post 468 in conjunction with the U.S. Army Honor Guard.

To view the funeral service via Facebook Live, a link will be made available on Billie’s obituary page at The link will be posted at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020.

Memorial contributions in Billie’s memory may be made to his grandchildren’s education funds, payable directly to Stacey Corwin.

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