Robert L. (Bob) Collier, 76, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 at Trinity Manor Nursing Home in Dodge City. He was born Feb. 9, 1936 at Trousdale the son of Henderson Laverne and Ruby Jewell (Ghan) Collier.
Collier grew up in Ford and graduated from Dodge City High School. He then attended Dodge City Community College. He worked for Mayrath Manufacturing in Dodge City. Collier later worked in the family business's at the Boothill Grill and Delmonico Restaurant. After he retired, he worked at Wal-Mart.
On August 23, 1959 he married Vera Sonday in Woodward, Okla. They later divorced.
He was a member of the Wichita Midian Shrine where he was a Shiner's Clown.
Collier is survived by three daughters, Roberta Conley and husband Wayne of Dodge City, Carol Collier of Dodge City, and Debra Olson and husband Jeff of Lake City, Texas; two brothers, Charles Collier and wife Norma of Littleton, Colo. and Richard Collier and wife Judy of Barataria, La.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gene Collier.
Memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at Swaim Funeral Home with Rev. Ryan Ausmus presiding. There will be no public visitation as cremation has taken place.
Memorials are suggested to the Shriner's Childrens Hospital of St. Louis in care of the funeral home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.