Robert Russell Collier, age 56, of Carrollton, passed away February 11, 2021. He was born September 3, 1964 in Carrollton, Ga., son of the late Robert E. "Bob" Collier, Jr. and the late Glenda Floyd Collier.
He was a 1982 graduate of Carrollton High School, attended Brewton Parker College where he played baseball, and graduated from the University of West Georgia where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He was the athletic superintendent with the Bremen Recreation Department for 15 years and was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. He was a devoted Florida Gators fan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Charles Robert "Chase" Boyd; and grandparents, Robert Emmett Collier, Sr., Louise Russell Collier, Ben Floyd, and Margaret Roe Floyd. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Miliucci Collier of Carrollton; step-children, Peter Marcuz, Mitchell Marcuz, and Evan Marcuz; sister and brother-in-law, Rosalind and Charles E. "Chip" Boyd of Kennesaw; niece, Megan Boyd Perry (Bryce); nephew, Brett James Boyd (Ashli); great nieces and nephews, Garbiel James Perry, Roman Jude Perry, Charlotte "Lottie" Eden Perry, and Carter James Boyd; special loved one, Beverly James Boyd "NaNa"; aunts, Sandra Weaver and Joyce Hilliard; and a number of cousins.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 13, from the Joshua Mabry Center of the Arts building at Carrollton High School with the Rev. Josh Stitcher officiating. A private family interment followed with Peter Marcuz, Mitchell Marcuz, Evan Marcuz, Corey Gamell, Todd Skinner, and Trey Cantrell serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were the employees from Bremen Recreation Department and the Bremen Mayor and Council Members. Memorial contributions may be made to the Russell Collier Youth Recreation Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of West Georgia.
Messages of condolences can be sent to the family at www.martin-hightower.com. Martin and Hightower Heritage Chapel has charge of the arrangements.