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Johnny Charles Collis

December 15, 1933 - July 9, 2017

Johnny Charles Collis, 83, beloved husband of Joann Duncan Collis, of Wilmington, went home to the Lord on Sunday, July 9, 2017.


He was born in Spruce Pine, NC, December 15, 1933, and had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean war era.


Johnny was a carpenter and had worked in the construction industry as the owner of Collis Construction Company for many years until his retirement. He was a member of the Vesper Lodge # 554 of Spruce Pine, and was a longtime member of Winter Park Baptist Church.


He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sandra Collis, his parents, Dewey and Allie Dale Collis, his sisters, Edith Pittman and Marie Glenn, and his brothers Everett Collis and Ray Collis.

Besides his wife of 58 years, Joann, he is survived by his daughter, Lisa Mintz and her husband Jeffrey of Shallotte; his son Brett Collis of Wilmington; his sisters, Doris Pittman of Mt. Holly and Nell Howell of Spruce Pine; his grandchildren, Brighton Mintz and Brianna Mintz, and several nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Winter Park Baptist Church, 4700 Wrightsville Avenue in Wilmington. The Rev Mark Teachey will officiate. Visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts in his memory may be sent to the Winter Park Baptist Church.

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