Joseph D. Collie, 76, of Abilene passed away Thursday, June 14, 2019.

He was born Sept. 2, 1942, in Rochester, New York, the son of Dominic and Theresa Collie. After graduating high school, he served in the United States Army.

On Jan. 11, 1967, he was united in marriage to Candice Louise in Miami, Oklahoma. They made their home in California for four years before moving back to Abilene. She preceded him in death May 12, 2004. Joseph worked civil services for the Army National Guard at Fort Riley.

He is survived by daughter Tina Tanner and husband Todd, sons Jeff Collie and wife Lori and Tony Collie, seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, brother John Collie, and sister Jackie Brinkerhoff. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Prairie Mound Cemetery in Solomon. Family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6-8 at Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home in Abilene.

Family suggests memorials be given to the Lupus Foundation. Memorials may be dropped off or mailed to Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW Third Street, Abilene, KS 67410. Online condolences may be sent to

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