Wesley Thomas Collier, 89, passed away at McCall House Hospice on October 30, 2013. Mr. Collier was born in Emporia, Virginia, on May 21, 1924 to Clarence and Annie Collier. He was with the 82nd Airborne Division in World War II. As squad leader of a parachute light machine gun squad, he served in the Rome Arno Campaign in Italy and jumped in the invasion of Southern France at Nice. He was subsequently wounded in the Battle of the Bulge.
After the war, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. He worked as a pharmacist at Duke Medical Center. In 1955 he came to Greenville to serve as the Chief Pharmacist at Greenville General Hospital, where he remained for 35 years.
Mr. Collier is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Susan Collier of Greer; daughter Connie Collier of Greenville; daughter and son-in-law Nancy and Paul LeGros of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren David, Katie, Matthew and Ben Collier and Elise and Evan LeGros; great-grandchild Judah Lethco; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Tommye Collier.
The family invites friends to attend the graveside service at 1:00 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery.
Wesley Thomas shall be lovingly remembered by friends and family for his kindness, generosity and devotion to his family. The family would like to express its gratitude for the loving and professional care given by the staff of McCall House Hospice.