Obituaries

Obituaries

Creighton C. Collier 1927 - 2008 Lawrence

Funeral services for Creighton C. "Creig" Collier, 83, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Inurnment will be at a later date in Leavenworth National Cemetery.Mr. Collier died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, at his home.He was born April 24, 1924, in Okemah, Okla., the son of Luther and Gladys Autry Collier. He moved from Oklahoma City to Lawrence in 1958.Mr. Collier was an advertising consultant for furniture businesses and owned Collier Advertising Inc. He retired in 1994 but continued to provide consulting for his former clients.Mr. Collier was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II. He served in the Army National Guard during the Korean War. Mr. Collier attended the University of Oklahoma.He was a member of the Acacia Social Fraternity, American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post 14 and Lawrence Country Club. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing and hunting.Mr. Collier married Betty Potter on Feb. 14, 1947, in Norman, Okla. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include one daughter, Tommye Sexton and husband Stan, Kansas City, Mo.; one son, Kelly and wife Laurie, Boquete, Panama; one brother, Jack, Dallas; four grandchildren, Beau, Asa, Chris and Jay, and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister.The family suggests memorial contributions to the Hospice Care of Douglas County, sent in care of the mortuary.The family will receive friends at the mortuary following the service until 3 p.m.Online condolences may be sent to www.warrenmcelwain.com, subject: Collier.