Bobby Collier
Leader, REACH founder mourned

Longtime Roane County Commissioner Bobby Collier died Wednesday night at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was 72.

“We lost a very influential and passionate county leader,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said.

“His heart was with the county, the school system and the children. We lost a great leader.”

Collier was a resident of Kingston and represented District 6 on the County Commission. He was elected to his fifth four-year term last year.