Collett, George J.


Published: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at 11:00 p.m.

Funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Village Chapel Funeral Home for George J. Collett, 80, Altoona, who died Tuesday, May 9, 2006. The Revs. Billy Malone and Gary Hare will officiate. Burial in Crestwood Cemetery. Village Chapel Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge.

The angels that were watching him the last few days took his hand Tuesday morning and led him to his Heavenly home to be with Jesus and all the loved ones that preceded him into a new life in Heaven. He loved his family and politics. He was of the Baptist faith. He had a strong faith in God and knew he would spend eternity with Jesus. He believed that the way you live your life and the way you treat others is your most important testimony. Mr. Collett served in the Army during World War II and was retired from LTV Steel.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mamie B. Orr; brother, Grover Orr; two great-grandchildren; and his beloved grandparents Odessa and George Baker. How they must have rejoiced at his coming Home.

He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 60 years, Clara Cline Collett; son, Jimmy Collett; daughters, Peggy (Alvin) Stansell, Linda (Haskell) Stansell and Joan (Tim) Collier; grandchildren, Paula Chesnut, Kim Willman, Krista Collett, Amy Tate, Angela Curvin, Brian Stansell, Wendy Grear, Dawn Glass, Gayle Stansell, Brent Collier and Kristi Seales; 23 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Acton (Frances) Orr, Billy (Charlotte) Orr, Robert (Judy) Orr, Mary (James) Battles, Betty (David) Woodard and Patricia (Curly) Ogle; and best friend and grandson, Scott Stansell.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.

Special thanks to Haskell and Linda Stansell for all their loving care, Linda Sue Knight and Hospice employees Becky and Stella.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

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