Burnell Loren "Sonnie" Collier Jr. Passed away in his home on Nov 15th 2013 surrounded by his family. He was born September 19, 1935 to Eloise and Burnell Collier, Sr. of Houston, TX. Sonnie served in our military as a proud CPL in the US Marines Corps from 1954 to 1959. He was then employed by Dow Chemical and later retired after 38 years of service. In 1960 he married his loving wife of 50 years Marlene. They enjoyed going to the Rec Center and spending time together. He loved spending time with his grandkids, and watching sports. He also had a passion for coaching baseball with his longtime friend Leon Morris, playing golf with his buddies and son Rick Collier. He is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Marlene. He is survived by his daughters Regina and Eugina and son Rick Collier and wife Kim, grandchildren Kerri Wade, Kobi Hendrix, Krystn Holladay, Shelby and Jacob Collier, several cousins, nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Resnick and the 3rd floor Nurses at Brazosport Regional Hospital and the Hospice Care Team for all their care and compassion. Pallbearers for the funeral service will be Jack Watson, Leon Morris, Tim Holladay, Kobi Hendrix, Chip Stevens, Gary Brimage, Jr. Services will be held on Wednesday, November 20th at Restwood Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. with the funeral service to follow at 12 p.m.