Collar, Roy

Written by David Green.

Roy Collar, 81, of Morenci, Mich., died Jan. 11, 2010, at Provincial House in Adrian.

He was born July 25, 1928, in Morenci the son of Wells and Lola Bertha (Cody) Collar. He married Sharon Snyder on Jan. 3, 1954, in Angola, Ind.,  and she preceded him in death Dec. 31, 1992.

Roy lived in the Morenci area most all of his life. He worked as a journeyman high pressure steam boiler operator at the GM Plant in Tecumseh, retiring in 1986, after 27 years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean War.

Roy is survived by a son, Craig “Chip” Collar of Temperance, Mich.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Sue Wilson of Morenci; and a brother, Doyle (and Doris) Collar of Addison, Mich.

Besides his wife, Roy was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Wells, Jr., and Teddy; a sister and two brothers in infancy; and two half-brothers, Tom and Charles Langford.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Rev. William VanValkenburg officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday).

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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