He was retired and veteran of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office for 30 years. He was a loving father and grandfather.
He is survived by wife Carol, brothers Rick (wife Sherri, children Mandi, Desiree, Alyssa) and Orville (wife Dana, children Michael, Bailey, Xia) of Tampa, son Aaron (wife Sarah) of Wilmington N.C., daughter Sharlee Hobbs (husband Josh) of Altamont TN., grandchildren Tori, Tucker, Weston. Niece Kimberly Rowles, nephew Bryan Rowles.
He is preceded in death by parents Homer and Helen Collier, sisters Laura Beth Hoffer (husband-living Kirk), Mary Lundon (husband-living Steve, children Kate), Nephew, Cody.