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Well known Eastern Kentucky pediatrician dies at 81

Published: Jul. 27, 2020 at 8:00 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 28, 2020 at 5:37 AM EDT
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(WYMT) - Dr. Ronald Newton Collier,81, died Sunday morning at the UK Medical Center in Lexington.

Dr. Collier was born on July 10, 1939, in Mayking, Kentucky. Collier was a graduate of Whitesburg High School and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Union College. From there, he earned his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Lousiville.

Collier also served two years in the army where he was promoted to Major at Fort Benning, Georgia. In 1970, Collier returned to his pediatric profession in Lousiville where he served in many organizations such as the Jefferson County Pediatric Society as president. He was also a guest lecturer at the University of Lousiville.

Collier and his wife, Janice (Jan) Martin Collier, retired in Hazard where he took a part-time position as a pediatrician at the Hazard Clinic. He retired from the ARH Hazard Clinic in 2019. Dr. and Mrs. Collier would have been married for 60 years in August.

Dr. Collier’s loved ones include his wife, three grandsons, and three granddaughters along with two daughters, Dr. Deronda Collier Mobelini and Heather Collier Speicher and two sons-in-law, City of Hazard Mayor Happy Mobelini and Dr. Matthew Speicher.

Visitation will be held at Maggard’s Mountain View Chapel from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 1. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m.

Ronald Newton Collier, M.D., was the first child of Iva Adams Collier and Newton Willard Collier of Mayking, Kentucky....

Posted by Maggard Funeral Homes on Monday, July 27, 2020

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