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Ralph Collier

September 2, 1937 — December 26, 2018

Born in Atlanta, GA on September 2, 1937 Departed on December 26, 2018 and resided in Gallatin, TN Visitation: Our Lady of the Lake Catholic ChurchSaturday December 29, 2018 11:00am to 1:00pmFuneral Mass: Our Lady of the Lake Catholic ChurchSaturday December 29, 2018 1:00pm
Ralph Caldwell Collier

Born in Atlanta, GA on September 2, 1937

Departed on December 26, 2018 and resided in Gallatin, TN

Visitation: Our Lady of the Lake Catholic ChurchSaturday December 29, 2018 11:00am to 1:00pmFuneral Mass: Our Lady of the Lake Catholic ChurchSaturday December 29, 2018 1:00pm

Ralph Caldwell Collier, age 81 of Gallatin, formerly of Hendersonville, passed away December 26, 2018. Mr. Collier was born September 2, 1937 in Atlanta, GA. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Carter Collier and Alice Caldwell Collier and brother, Joseph Collier. He is survived by wife of 21 years, Rae Collier of Gallatin, TN; children, Ralph "Skip" Collier of Nashville, TN, Tricia Lovelace of Jackson, TN, Kimberly Lancaster (Jeff) of Jackson, TN and Michael Trull (Vinh) of Hendersonville, TN and 10 grandchildren.
Ralph was a member of the 1955 graduating class of West High School. His career included homebuilder, real estate broker and real estate appraiser retiring in 2014. He was a charter member of the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce and Hendersonville Civitan Club. He was chairman of Hendersonville's first board of zoning appeals, served 20 years on the Hendersonville Planning Commission, 6 years on the Sumner County Planning Commission and served as an Alderman for the City of Hendersonville. Also, he was a member of Hendersonville Rotary Club and Poe Williams Sunday School Class.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 29th at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Hendersonville with Father Eric Fowles as celebrant. Leo "Rip" Lebkuecher, Jim Corbett, Steve Gregory, Buddy Shaw, Dale Cobb and Rich Ludick will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Hendersonville Rotary Club and Poe Williams Sunday School Class. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. until time of mass at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Room In The Inn, 705 Drexel Street, Nashville, TN 37203. Online condolences may be submitted at alexandergallatin.com. Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center, located at 584 Nashville Pike in Gallatin, is in charge of arrangements. (615) 502-0011 Obit Line (615) 502-0555

11 Comments Phoenix, AZ December 28, 2018 at 2:04 pm - Reply

Please accept my heartfelt condolences. We look forward to the time when our enemy, death, will be done away with and God will restore our dead loved ones back to life here on earth under much better conditions. (1 Corinthians 15:26; Acts 24:15; Psalm 37:11, 29) Until that time may your memories, prayer, and the comfort from family and friends help you through this very difficult time.

Andrea Odum December 29, 2018 at 12:45 am - Reply

So sorry for your loss.Ralph will be missed!!Todd and I are praying for you and your family.Gods peace,We love you sweet friend!

Marilyn Blake December 29, 2018 at 5:03 am - Reply

So sorry Rae for your loss. Ray was a very dear man. You are in my prayers.
Love you,
Marilyn

Marilyn Blake December 29, 2018 at 5:05 am - Reply

Correction Ralph was a very dear man.
Marilyn

Charlie Curtis December 29, 2018 at 2:13 pm - Reply

So sorry to hear about Ralph. Long time friend and always thought so much of him. Sorry I will not be able to attend services as we are out of town , but will be thinking of you Rae. We will all miss him and his smile and wit.

Art & Vicki Miller December 29, 2018 at 2:33 pm - Reply

May he rest in peace.

Kreg Arnold December 29, 2018 at 2:58 pm - Reply

Deepest condolences to your entire family.

Jen Case (Kuhl) December 29, 2018 at 5:47 pm - Reply

Holding you close in our thoughts and prayers today. We regret not being able to be there to share our condolences. God bless you and your family sweet Rae. Love you

Timothy Neal Templeton December 29, 2018 at 10:57 pm - Reply

Rae, I’m very sorry that you lost Ralph. I have lost two dear friends to Parkinson's. I’m sure he fought a hard battle, and I know you realize that he is now at peace and has earned his eternal reward. I will pray for him and for you to have the strength to get through this time.

Take care, always.
Tim T

Elaine (Butts) Fox January 4, 2019 at 3:24 pm - Reply

Rhea, I just returned from a trip, and found the obituary for Ralph! We are so very sorry ! Ralph was always such a sweet gentleman, and I value the many years I was allowed to work with and know him! Please accept our sympathy, love and blessings, Rhea! The comfort is that we will see him again one day !
With our love,
Rick and Elaine (Butts) Fox

Tammy January 17, 2019 at 11:05 am - Reply

I extend my deepest condolences for the loss of your precious love one. I did not know your loved one and I cannot takeaway your pain but there is comfort in knowing the Bible speaks of the resurrection. In Acts 24:15 "There is going to be a resurrection."
Our prayers are with your family.

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