Joseph Collie

Joseph D Collie

Wednesday, September 2nd, 1942 - Friday, June 14th, 2019
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Joseph D. Collie, 76 of Abilene passed away Friday, June 14, 2019. He was born September 2, 1942 in Rochester, New York the son of Dominic and Theresa Collie. After graduating high school he went on and served for the United States Army. On January 11, 1967 he was united in marriage to Candice Louise in Miami, Oklahoma. They made their home in California for four years before moving back to Abilene. She preceded him in death May 12, 2004. Joseph worked civil services for the Army National Guard at Ft. Riley.
He is survived by one daughter, Tina Tanner and husband Todd. Two sons, Jeff Collie and wife Lori and Tony Collie. Seven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. One brother, John Collie and a sister, Jackie Brinkerhoff. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
Graveside services will be 10:00 A.M., Thursday June 20, 2019 at Prairie Mound Cemetery in Solomon. Family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6-8 P.M. at Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home in Abilene. Family suggests memorials be given to the Lupus Foundation. Memorials may be dropped off or mailed to Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW Thirds St., Abilene, Kansas 67410. Online condolences may be sent to
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home
    414 N 3rd
    ABILENE, KS 67410
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  • Service

    Thursday, June 20th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Thursday, June 20th, 2019 10:00am
    Prairie Mound Cemetery
    Rural Solomon
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    Pastor Stan Norman
  • Interment

    Prairie Mound Cemetery
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Roger Krull

Posted at 11:10am
For the entire family you have my deepest condolences; Joe will be missed by so many of us who got to know him in the maintenance community of the Kansas Army National Guard and especially for those of us who worked with him at the MATES on Fort Riley. My name is Roger Krull and I worked with Joe in the Allied Trades Section at the MATES. We worked together for several years. I started working with Joe in July 1983. There are a number of memories that I have with Joe; one of which was Joe teaching me how to spray on the four color camouflage pattern for our military vehicles. And to do so while holding the book; looking at the patterns that were on the drawings of the different models of military vehicles. That was rather challenging. I remember saying to Joe one day that the book says to use chalk to lay out the patterns and Joe said no do it the way I showed you and told you to how to do it. He said the chalk will show up after the vehicle is painted. The quality control standard for each pattern and from vehicle to vehicle was to be within 1 inch of each other. Joe pushed me to not only meet but to exceed that standard. Joe was a stickler for good quality work and it did not matter how many times something might have to be redone he insisted that it be done very well and correctly, He instilled that in me as a young employee and he did not let me forget it or get careless along the way. He also looked out for, mentored and protected those around him. Joe taught me how to work on and repair the makeup air unit and heater for the paint booth. He also taught me how to repair and service the shop air compressor, shops boilers, air conditioner systems, filtration systems etc.

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