Willie Mae "Bill" Collier, 88, of Kingston, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at her home with her family present.
She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, Kingston Chapter 405 Order of the Eastern Star and a lifetime member of the Roane County Rescue Squad Crewettes. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. "Bob" Collier; parents, Crowder and Hassie Patterson; sister, Margaret DeVries; brothers, Hugh and John Patterson; and son-in-law, Kenneth Granger.
Survivors include son, Bobby L. Collier and wife Peggy; daughters, Carolyn Granger and Linda Townsend and husband Mickey, all of Kingston; sister-in-law, Betty Collier; grandchildren, Buffie Granger Fletcher, Robert L. "Robby" Collier II and Ryan Townsend; great-grandchildren, Justin and Jordan Fletcher, Katie, Sydney, Casey and Britney Collier; special caregivers, Margaret Jenkins, Faye Hester, Wilma Hale and Priscilla Helton; a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in Kyker Funeral Home chapel, Kingston, with the Rev. Randy Griffis and the Rev. Ralph Nance officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Kingston Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Operation REACH, P.O. Box 981, Kingston, TN 37763. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday in Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston. www.kykerfuneralhomes.com