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James "Poppy" Collier Jr., 68, of Heath, Texas, passed away Nov. 29, 2016.
He was born Aug. 25, 1948, in Dallas, Texas, to James Charles Collier Sr. and Wilma Lucille (Clark) Collier. James was a family man and loved his sweet wife, Diane, and spending time with the grandkids. He was very generous and had a great sense of humor. His personality filled every room he walked into. James was the president of Collier Metal Specialties, and he loved his work and his employees. A classic car collector, he was a member of the Porsche Club of America and the Sports Car Club of America. James also enjoyed vintage car racing, auto auctions and motorcycle trips with his friends.
James is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Diane; daughter April Michelle Lane; son James Clayton Collier; granddaughters Caitlin Lane, Alli Lane and Peyton Collier; a grandson, Cooper Collier; and sister Cheryl Wear.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
His funeral service was held 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Rest Haven Funeral Home - Rockwall Chapel with Pastor Gary Coleman officiating. Interment followed at Rest Haven Memorial Park.
Published on December 7, 2016
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