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Updated: 04/16/2014 08:00:03AM

Oliver R. Collier

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Oliver R. “Dick” Collier, 90, of Englewood, Fla., died Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

He born July 20, 1923, to O.G. and Elizabeth (nee Barrett) Collier.

Dick was a graduate of Georgia Tech, with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering, and was employed by Lockheed and McDonnell-Douglas aircraft. He was a U.S. Navy veteran in the Officers program during World War II. Dick was avid tennis player with multiple awards, including Senior Olympics and the Huntsman Senior Games.

He is survived by his sons, Craig and Scott; grandchildren, Clint, Matt, Cayce and Tara; and six great-grandchildren. Dick was preceded in death by his wife, Betty J. Collier; and sons, Dave and Steve.

A private service will be held in St. Louis, Mo. Donations can be made to the Tidewell Hospice House, 12050 N. Access Road, Port Charlotte, FL 33981.

Arrangements are by Lemon Bay Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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