Richard Charles "Dick" Collier, longtime Friendswood, TX resident passed away on April 4, 2013. Born September 19, 1939 in Madison, WI as the second son of Harry Collier and Anna Mae Collier, he spent much of his childhood in Fort Atkinson, WI. Richard served in the U.S. Army as a combat engineer specializing in explosives until his discharge in 1961. He spent several years in retail management before settling in the chemical industry not long after moving to Texas in 1974, where he finished his career at Amoco in Chocolate Bayou ; first as an operator and then as chief of safety for the plant.
Richard was a devoted and patient father who committed a great deal of time and energy to his sons' youth baseball organization. After retirement he became a recreational pilot, building and flying small planes. He also donated much time and affection to the Friendswood Animal Shelter.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Diane Collier of Friendswood, TX, sons John Forsberg of Pflugerville, TX, and James Forsberg of Seabrook, TX, daughter Terry Vincent and grandson David of San Lorenzo, CA., daughter Cammi Vincent of California, daughter-in-law Valerie Forsberg of Pflugerville, son-in-law Rick Hill of San Lorenzo, CA, grandchildren Zane Forsberg, Camden Forsberg, Saffron Forsberg, and Seth Brenner, and brother Harry Collier and sister-in-law Mary Collier of Central Point, OR.
Cremation will take place and no services will be conducted as per his request.
Condolences may be sent to the Collier Family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, Texas 77546.