James L. Collier
James Lawrence (Jim) Collier, 85, Glasgow, Ky., passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at his residence.
A native of Fayetteville, Tenn., he was a son of the late Jepp L. Collier and Neil Crane Collier.
Jim earned his B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee in 1956, where he was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. He taught science and agriculture before becoming employed by the Pfizer Corp. as a pharmaceutical salesman. It was during his teaching career that he met his future wife, Betty Raake; they were married June 18, 1960. During his career with Pfizer, he maintained his interest in the nursery and antique business, which would later become his full-time profession when he and Betty opened and operated Log Cabin Nursery and Collier’s Antiques in Glasgow. Jim was a long-time member of the First Christian Church, where he had also served as elder and Sunday school teacher.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Raake Collier; three children, James Raake (Rock) Collier, Julie Collier and Robert (Bobby) Barnett; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Carolyn C. Gill and Mary Neil Lindstrom.
Visitation: Saturday, Feb. 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Christian Church.
Funeral: Saturday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m. at the church with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.
Arrangements: Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the First Christian Church.