Daniel Louis "Junior" Collier passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2020, at his home on Burnley Station Road with family by his side. He was born in Rockingham County on October 24, 1931, to the late Daniel Collier and Josephine Baugher Collier, the youngest of seven children and the only boy. He was a brick mason contractor in the 1960s. He was often referred to as one of the best brick masons in the Charlottesville area. He took pride in his work and worked for some of the best contractors. He also worked in D.C. with 500 bricklayers. In addition to his parents, Daniel was preceded in death by daughter, Pamela Collier; grandson, David Shipp; and six sisters, Edith Ripley, Ruby Ripley, Lelia Lawson, Arlene Moon, Ethel Sacre, and Marie Mawyer. Daniel is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Marie Collier; daughter, Debbie Shipp (Randy); and three grandchildren, Steven Gibson (Tiffany), Jennifer Shipp, and Danielle Turner (Corey). He is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Issiah, Rainbow, Rilyn, Tripp and Rowan. The family thanks Medi-Hospice and their staff, Dr. McGovern and Dr. Marri, and the many friends for their loving care. Daniel's funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2020, at Hill and Wood Funeral Home in Charlottesville with Wayne Gentry and Dan McGann officiating. His family will receive friends on Sunday, January 5, 2020, from 4 until 6 p.m. at the funeral home, and also one hour prior to the service on Monday. Burial will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hillandwood.com.
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