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Robert D. Collis

Robert D. Collis, 99, of Payne, passed away peacefully with his family Monday, September 5, 2016.

Bob was born in Chloride, Arizona on January 25, 1917, a son of the late Emile Pierre Lambert and Daisie Lambert Collis.  As a young child, he moved to Fort Wayne, IN.

On April 1, 1944 he married Fordyce Copenhaver who passed away on September 3, 2009.

He served on the Payne Chamber of Commerce, Payne Town Council and Payne School Board.  He was a successful businessman having owned/founded Collis Market (1945 – 1966), co-owned/founded Broughton Cannery (1966 – retirement) and owned real-estate.  He was recognized as an honoree in 2015 by the town of Payne.  

He will be sadly missed by his son, Don Collis of Broughton, Susan Collis Zartman, Fort Wayne, Jim (Jane) Collis of Payne.  7 grandchildren, Donna (Rick) Greear of Broughton, Diana (Mike) Kuzemchak of Pennsylvania, Regina Zartman of Fort Wayne, David (Iris) Collis of Virginia, Chris (Billie) Collis of Payne, Bob (Laura) Collis of Fort Wayne, Lyn Collis of Payne.  10 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Marie Collis Fritzal, Sister Helen Collis, daughter Carol Ann Collis, great-granddaughter, Iris Kuzemchak.

Viewing is Wednesday, Sept. 7th, 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Dooley Funeral Home, 5761 SR 500, Payne. 

His funeral service is Thursday, Sept. 8th, 11 am with viewing one hour prior at Dooley Funeral Home, Payne.

He will be laid to rest at the Lehman Cemetery.

Memorials are to Paulding County Visiting Nurses or donor’s choice.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

 


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Sincere condolences to all the Collis families. Our memories of Bob go back to the mid 70's when we first rented and then purchased the cottage at Lake George, IN. Bob lived a long & good life.

Don & Dianne Vogtman Sep 8 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Collis

Bill and Rowena Bashore Sep 8 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Collis

Larry & Beth Offerle Sep 7 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Collis

Barbara Mattson Sep 7 2016 12:00 AM

I was privileged to work for many years with Susan and consider her a good friend! Both she and Regina are great people and I'm sure "dad /grandpa" was proud! May God grant you His peace!,

Deb Gordon Sep 7 2016 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Sep 7 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Collis

He was such a good man. He'll be very missed. The Karolyi Sep 7 2016 12:00 AM

I rented from him at one point and will never forget taking him to Paulding quite often when he was getting his car serviced. I would pray that I would be far enough ahead of him because he scared me. He was such a great man and will be missed.
The Karolyi/Canfield family.

Jamie Karolyi Sep 7 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Collis

ROGER & SHERRY FLINT Sep 7 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Collis

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