Lawrence Bradley Collier was born October 17, 1944 to the late Clarence and Elizabeth Collier in Whittaker, West Virginia. Lawrence was educated in the Cleveland Public School System and graduated from East High School in June of 1962. After high school, he joined the United States Army on September 13, 1962 where he honorably served his country until 1968.
Lawrence was affectionately call "Brad" by his family and his wife and friends called him "Larry". Lawrence and Eleanor met in the late 70's and later married on June 10, 1991. This union brought together two step-children: Celethia Abner-Wise and Robert Abner.
Lawrence was an experienced machine operator for Swagelok Company with 25 years of dedicated service upon retirement. Lawrence had many hobbies which included bowling, fishing and golfing.
Preceding him in death were his parents Clarence and Elizabeth Collier, two sisters Loretta Morris, Brenda Jean Collier-Mims and three brothers Clarence, Robert and Ricky Collier.
Lawrence leaves to mourn his wife Eleanor Collier, step children Celethia Abner-Wise of Evans, Georgia and Robert Abner of Cleveland, Ohio, one sister Tamara Hood of Columbus, Ohio and brother James Collier of Cleveland, Ohio, one sister-in-law Amelia Pounds and one brother-in-law Samuel Abner and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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