James Collier Dill

September 14, 1944 - October 30, 2018
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James Collier Dill, 74, of New Philadelphia, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Aultman Compassionate Care following a period of declining health.

A son of the late Edgar L. and Katherine (Kline) Dill, Collier was born September 14, 1944 at Belleville, Illinois.

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James Collier Dill, 74, of New Philadelphia, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Aultman Compassionate Care following a period of declining health.

A son of the late Edgar L. and Katherine (Kline) Dill, Collier was born September 14, 1944 at Belleville, Illinois.

Collier graduated from Dover High School in 1962. He later enlisted with the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War.

Following his honorable discharge from the Army, Collier married the love of his life, the former Nancy Debevec, on June 21, 1969 and the couple raised a son, Joe.

Collier was a man of faith and worshipped at New Life Church of God and also led Bible Study at his home. He will be remembered by many for his love of God, his family and his country.

During his younger years, Collier worked as an operations manager for the former Nichol’s Department Store at Dover for 20 years. He then went to work as an agent for John Hancock Insurance and ultimately retired as the owner and operator of Dill Allstate Insurance Agency at Dover.

Collier was a former member of New Philadelphia V.F.W. Post #1445 and was an avid coin collector and dealer at the Dover Flea Market.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nancy; his son, Joe Dill of New Philadelphia; a grandson, Louis James Dill; a sister, Marcia (Stan) Bashore of Centerville, Ohio; a brother, Tom (Kathy) Dill of Columbus, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Gerry (Ron) Tinor of New Philadelphia; a brother-in-law, John (Rose) Debevec of North Canton and many beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. A funeral service celebrating Collier’s life will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Dode Overton officiating. Burial will follow in Holmes Church Cemetery. Following the committal service, a luncheon will be held in the Geib Family Center at New Philadelphia.

Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Collier by visiting the funeral home website, www.geibcares.com.

Contributions may be made in Collier’s memory to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250 or to the Salvation Army, 809 Emmett Avenue NW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, November 2, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Holmes Church Cemetery

Address:

6438 Holmes Church Rd NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018

Geib Family Center

Address:

116 2nd Street NE, New Philadelphia, OH, 44663

Donation Information

Disabled American Veterans

PO Box 14301
Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Jack Sweitzer posted on 11/7/18

Nancy and Joe, So sorry to hear that Collier passed...Pam and I offer our Condolences to both you and Joe. Pam and I only get the newspaper on weekends and unfortunately neither of us were aware of Colliers passing...you're in our prayers. Sincerely, Jack and Pam Sweitzer

 

Chuck & Ann Eichel posted on 11/5/18

With deepest sympathy to the family for their loss ....he was a kind man

 

Tom and Karen Armstrong posted on 11/4/18

Dear Nancy, We are so sorry to hear of Collier's passing. We know it leaves a huge hole in your heart, but we hope, that with time, that hole will fill with wonderful memories. May you feel God's comfort at this difficult time .

 

Jack and Kaye Stauffer posted on 11/3/18

Hi Nancy and Joe-- Very sorry for your loss--I really liked Collier, especially working with him at Nichols where we NEVER had a cross word. I'm sure he will be missed.-----Jack and Kaye

 

Carol Bryant, Tom & Marla Stilgenbauer posted on 11/2/18

Nancy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Harley Sefert posted on 11/1/18

Collier was a hero in Vietnam. He was a good friend when we worked at Nichol's Discount City and ever since. I hope to meet you again at the Lord's appointed time. You will be missed in this life.

 

Gerry posted on 10/31/18

Well, Collier, by now you're in heaven and your wish to be 6'9" tall and no longer fat has come true. And you are WALKING those streets of gold!! You were a worthy "adversary" and I will miss our verbal scuffles...but not nearly as much as I will miss you. I love you. Rest in Peace. Gerry

 

Patti Fischbach Feller posted on 10/31/18

I will always remember Collier as a very nice guy in school. His mother was my Brownie Leader, and the Dills were a such a nice family. I don't remember Collier ever having a bad thing to say about anybody. Rest In Peace from a former classmate.

 

Martha and Martha posted on 10/31/18

Our prayers are with you, Nancy and Joe and family.

 

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