James Preston Collier SR

May 06, 2024

James Preston Collier Sr., born May 27,1945 in Pound, Virginia went to be with the Lord on April 28, 2024.

James, also known as “J.P.”, was a Railroad Carman for 34 years at Amtrak before retiring and working part time as a Railroad Composite Mechanic at Virginia Rail Express during which time James received many awards for his service from both companies.

James loved his motorcycles and was a former member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association, Manassas, Virginia Chapter.

James enjoyed working with his hands and everyone knew him as a man who could fix or repair anything. He would constantly receive calls from family, neighbors, and friends to help advise them how to fix something. He was always available and ready to help. James was known in the Westgate area of Manassas as the “Mayor of Westgate” because James and his dog “Buddy” would walk the Westgate area making friends with everyone they met.

James is preceded in death by his daughter, Denise Louise Collier, parents, John and Lou Vernie Gardner Collier, Siblings, Dallas Collier, Eunice Vinogradov, Brenda Boggs, and Mary Hernan and his loving companion “Buddy.”

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Collier, two children, Littia D. Collier of Manassas and James Preston Collier, Jr. and his wife Deana, of Richmond, Virginia and three grandchildren, John Collier-Tanchak of Manassas, VA, and Meredith and Alana Collier of Richmond, VA and three sisters, Juvada Stratton and her husband Homer, Norton, Va, Patricia Collier and her significant other, Stuart Boyer, Vero Beach, FL, and Janice Oliver and her husband Gene, Pound, VA and many nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held at a future date.

The family requests, that instead of flowers, donations be made to the Dementia Society of America.