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January 4, 2013

Michael Raymond Collier

1951 - 2012

— Michael Raymond Collier, 61, of Jamestown, NC,  passed away on  December 30, 2012.  

He is survived by his wife,  Sydney Bowman Collier; his brother, Bill Collier; his daughter, Mary Jordan Shaffer and spouse, Sean Michael Shaffer; his son, Travis Michael Collier; his stepdaughter, Nina Beitz and fiancée, Zeb Besant; his stepson, Hardey Beitz and spouse, Susan Beitz; his four grandchildren, Sean Youngblood, Jacqueline Youngblood, Cobey Beitz, Sydney Beitz (coming soon),  and Marliese.  He is preceded by his mother, Jacqueline Collier; his brothers, Shelby and Pat Collier; and his daughter, Marcy Lowe Youngblood.

He was born in Tahlequah, OK.  He graduated from high school in Muskogee, OK and college at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. He joined the United States Marine Corp. Captain Michael R. Collier (Cherokee) was a fighter pilot with the  VWA – 331.  He loved to fly A-4s.  He was honorably discharged and went onto become a Quality Assurance Control Specialist with various industrial manufacturing companies.  He retired as owner with Bulldog Printing.

The memorial service was held on January 3, 2013 at 2 pm at the Jamestown United Methodist Church at 403 E Main St, Jamestown, NC 27282.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made online or directly to Wounded Warrior Project Scholarship at PO Box 758717, Topeka, KS, 66675.

Burial services are pending at Ft. Gibson National Cemetery.

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