Mr. Lloyd “Red” Vincle Collis, 96, of Mayo, Florida, formerly of Pine Log, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019.
He was born in Fannin County, Georgia on February 15, 1923. He was the son of the late George Washington Collis and the late Ella Mae Wilson Collis. Preceding him in death is his wife of 69 years, Mrs. Mary Ruth Thurman Collis; two sons, Richard Collis of Lee, Florida, and Wylie Collis of Lee, Florida; and his brothers and sisters.
Red served in the Army in World War II in anti-aircraft artillery and was honorably discharged in March 1945. He was heavily active in his community through the masonic lodge and was considered a jack of all trades. He was the Fire Department Chief in Lee, Florida; a police officer in Perry, Florida; a security officer at various locations; and worked in construction for many years. Red enjoyed spending time with family, fishing, and working in his vegetable garden.
He is survived by one son, Ronald and Janet Collis of Pine Log, Georgia; two daughters, Joyce and Jimmy Starling of Mayo, Florida and Kathleen and Paul Albritton of Lee, Florida; sixteen grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be conducted at one o'clock in the afternoon on Monday, the 25th of November, 2019, at Pine Log United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. James Thompson officiating. The processions will leave the funeral home at twelve-thirty p.m.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from six o'clock in the evening until nine on Sunday, the 24th of November, 2019, at Owen Funeral Home, and eleven-thirty in the morning until twelve-thirty prior to the graveside service at Owen Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.
Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to post tributes and sign the on-line register.
Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120 has charge of the arrangements.