Obituaries

Ben Collier

12/11/1940 - 11/28/2023

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Obituary For Ben Collier

Ben Collier, 82 of Lima, went to be with the Lord on November 28, 2023, at Mercy Health - St. Rita's Medical Center.

Ben was born December 11, 1940 in Seale, AL, to George Alexander and Janie (Collier) Long, who preceded him in death. On November 8, 1986, he married Mildred (Jenkins) Collier, who survive him in Lima.

Ben worked various jobs at Sylvania, later Philips, until his retirement and he was a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church where he served as an usher. He was always dressed to impress and he never met a stranger. Ben was an avid NASCAR fan, he enjoyed watching westerns and playing solitaire. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family whom he loved dearly. Because of his strong faith, we take comfort in knowing he is with the Lord and he will be deeply missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Michael Davis, Sr., Rhonda (Sam) Baker, Brian (Penny) Napier, Kendra Smith and Terrance (Angie) Collier; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; two-great-great-grandchildren; his siblings, Lula Reeder, Nancy (Kerry) Rembert, Crecie (Fredrick) Spencer, Jamie (Donald) Chestle and Wayne (Joyce) Long; his best friend, Ronnie Gilcrest and a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his step-father, Joseph Long; sister, Cora Elias and brother, Samuel Long.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.

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  • 11/30/2023

    SENDING OUR LOVE AND CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY. MR. BEN WAS A WONDERFUL MAN. AND HE WILL BE MISSED. KIETH, DIANE, JACQUELINE, KATHLEEN, KAY.....

  • 11/30/2023

    Sorry to hear about my friend going on to be with the Lord. Praying for the family. Robert and Lenore Scott. Florence,Al

  • 11/30/2023

    Prayers and condolences to the family rest in peace Ben.

  • 11/29/2023

    My Condolences To The Family. Rest In Peace Ben...

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