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John Wayne Collier

July 13, 1955 — May 10, 2024


John Wayne Collier, 68, of Wooster, died Friday, May 10, 2024, at his residence.

He was born July 13, 1955, in Elyria, Ohio to the late James and Lillian {Cooley} Collier.

John enjoyed attending First Presbyterian Church in Wooster and formerly attended Disciples of Christ Church in Elyria. 

He previously lived in the South Amherst R.E.M. Group Home community for 30 years. He then moved to the Wooster Outreach Community Living Services where he resided for 7 years. 

John looked forward to his day program at The Shack where he did numerous activities. He loved celebrating holidays and being able to spend those times with his family. 

Throughout his life, John had a special gift for sensing things that others may not have noticed. 

His calm and patient demeanor was seen mostly with animals, especially dogs and horses. He always enjoyed taking care of his sister’s horse, Queen, feeding her and sometimes even attempting to go for a ride. 

One thing was for certain, John never went anywhere without his headset playing his favorite music or his paper bag including his favorite items. 

 John will be deeply missed by his sisters Shannon Lee (LeRoy) Foster, Nancy Jeanne Collier (Allen Stacy) all of Wooster; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Paul Collier.

A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Wooster in Bruch Hall on Friday, May 24, 2024, at 3 p.m. 
Burial will be done privately at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Online tributes may be made at Roberts Funeral Home – Sherwood Chapel, Wooster is assisting with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wayne County Dog Shelter, 5694 Burbank Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

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