Dearest Gail, we have been gone for several weeks and just learned if Collier's return to The Lord. I am so sorry for your precious loss, and that we were not here to be with you. Collier Barnett was an amazing man in his love of you, family, life and most of all in his passion and joy in God! We will always remember his courage and smiles through adversity--watching him made me cry and celebrate all at the same time. We love you, Gail, and hope to see you int the mountains soon.
Gail, I am so sorry for your loss. You and Collier have always been so sweet to me and I will miss his smile. I pray that you will find peace in the love of family and friends, knowing how much Collier was loved.
From time to time The Lord creates a remarkable human whose life reflects the glory of the Lord, and to me, Collier was such a one. Anyone who spent any time in his presence would come away feeling they had been in the presence of a love greater than just human love. Collier reflected the love of Christ in the way he lived his life and the way he loved and honored others. His radiant smile was the beautiful outward manifestation of the love of His Lord, whom Collier wanted to emulate. I am grateful to have been considered a friend to Collier and my life is all the richer! John17:20-21
Thank you Collier, and his dear Gailie!
Many years ago, I was lucky enough to work with Collier and his infectious smile that I looked forward to seeing every day. I've not forgotten many the lessons I learned from him and they've served me well. He'll be missed, but will always be remembered as well. Steve, Gail and the rest of the family are all in my prayers.
He was a great guy, I will miss his warmth, humor and frienship. Gail you are in my thoughts and prayers.