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William A. "Bill" Collyer

November 16, 1925 - June 20, 2019

William A. “Bill” Collyer, 93, of Pisgah Forest passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the Elizabeth House following a period of declining health. A native of Massachusetts, he had resided in Western North Carolina for over 50 years. He was a son of the late William and Ruth Collyer and husband of the late Martha Collyer, who passed away in 2014. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Sandy Collyer; son, Kyle Moreland; three sisters and one brother.

Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during WWII, and was a 32nd degree with honors member of the Saluda Masonic Lodge. He proudly worked as a bus driver for Greyhound for 36 years prior to retiring. He was of the Catholic faith and enjoyed working on the farm and shooting targets. He had a great fondness for yard sales and flea markets, where he would often work hard to receive a better price from each seller. Bill loved his family deeply and was a wonderful storyteller.

He is survived by his daughters, Donna Jones and her husband, Jeff, Pamela Hope Hall and her husband, Jason, Mary Ann Ofsterdal, and Karen Sue Farash and her husband, Duncan; son, Billy Collyer and his wife, Crystal; grandchildren, Kimberly and her husband, Ashley, Nickie and his wife, Brandi, Kaleb, Cameron, Andy, Erica, Kourtney, Kyla, Krystal, Eric, Katie, Amanda and Emily; 4 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Reverend Curtis Pace officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service from 1-2 pm in the chapel.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Elizabeth House for taking such wonderful care of Bill.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location:

Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel

538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm

Location:

Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel

538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Location:

Forest Lawn Memorial Park


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