Raymon Fredrick Collier

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Raymon Fredrick Collier

  • Birth 21 Dec 1919 Kaufman, Kaufman County, Texas, USA
  • Death 11 Oct 1979 Odessa, Ector County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Odessa, Ector County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Peace Plot 222 Lot 2
  • Memorial ID 17145662

Son of Alburn Joseph and Tennie Elizabeth Barnes Collier. Through his lifetime, Raymon suffered from heart disease. In 1939. He had Rheumatic Fever, which enlarged his heart. This made him weak and unable to walk. This made his courtship very difficult sith his future wife, Alene Carman. They wrote letters back and forth to each other. He even proposed marriage in one of these letters with this romantic poem: Hogs in the Buttermilk, Pigs in the whey, If you want to get married, Just come my way. On September 15, 1940, they were married in the home of the Rev G. A. Elrod in Roscoe, Texas. To this union four children were born. Donald Ray, Alma Joyce, Carman Fredrick, and Kathy Juanita.

In the early years of their marriage, Raymon farmed in Roscoe. At the end of 1940, he operated a gas station, where he discovered that mechanic work was his life's calling. He operated his own garage in Hermleigh, Texas until 1965. Due to failing health, he moved this family to Odessa where he worked for his brother, Robert in the Laundry mat Business. There he remained until his retirement at the age of 50 for health reasons.

His hobbies were Dominoes and bowling. After his retirement, he became secretary to six bowling leagues which allowed him to bowl. He liked to play name games and make up rhymes. He enjoyed fishing, and was a big football fan. Raymon's biggest vice was smoking. In his younger life, he smoked Camel Cigarettes. He later gave up cigarettes and started smoking cigars. Despite all the medical warnings, he never gave up smoking. In the early part of 1979, Raymon had open heart surgery. But this however did not prolong his life. He will be greatly missed.  


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  • Created by: Bobbie Badger
  • Added: 24 Dec 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17145662
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Raymon Fredrick Collier (21 Dec 1919–11 Oct 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17145662, citing Sunset Memorial Gardens, Odessa, Ector County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Bobbie Badger (contributor 46881144) .