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William Ray "Billy Ray" Collison
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Birth: Jun. 12, 1938
Milford
Kent County
Delaware, USA
Death: Jan. 13, 2007
Harrington
Kent County
Delaware, USA

Son of Harry Ray & Virginia Lee (Stafford) Collison.

Husband of Joann Dora Cornish Collison.

Father of Todd Collision, Holly Jackson, Billie Jo Chaffinch, Virginia Thornton.

Step-Father of Pam Naples and Debbie Perreault.

He served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Collison worked as a dairy farmer for most of his life, and most recently worked at Beracah Homes as an escort driver. At one time, he also drove a milk truck.

He had a second passion next to his family: Belgium horses. He raised many horses over the years and was involved in carriage driving and horse pulls. He enjoyed going to horse sales and building his own carriages. He had a talent for being a jack of all trades but he did well with carpentry and wood working.

He built his own home and barns and did it all from the framing and construction to the brick work and concrete.

He was especially good with the construction of carriages. He would buy the drive train and then build the carriage. He even built an authentic stagecoach.

Mr. Collison was a simple man with simple tastes. He was an old-fashioned man who believed in working with his hands and doing an honest day's work. He loved to help people and he loved to help his Amish brethren. He enjoyed helping them shred their corn and filling their silos. He always wanted to be a cowboy and could see himself living that way of life. He was good with a lasso and surprised a few people over the years with his roping. He loved life, to laugh and be a practical jokester.

He will be remembered as emotionally strong, the solid rock of his family, but showed a softer side with his family, especially around his grandchildren who melted his heart. 
 
Burial:
Denton Cemetery
Denton
Caroline County
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: Jan 15, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17440633
William Ray Billy Ray Collison
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