Sunday Record Herald

September 13, 2009

COLLETT, REV. JOE C. - Rev. Joe C. Collett, 83, of Fairborn, died Monday, Sept. 7, 2009 in The Dayspring of Miami Valley. He was born Dec. 7, 1925 in Harlan, Ky., the son of the late Rev. Wylie and Della (Lyttle) Collett. Joe was an ordained minister for 60 years and was also employed as a machinist with Chrysler, retiring in 1961. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Rev. Ernest Collett; and sister, Oleda Crider. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Hosea; five children, Joe and Linda Collett Jr., of Tampa, Fla., Richard and Wanda Collett of Fairborn, Susie and Lynn Brown of Lancaster, Phyllis and Steve Reitmann of Fairborn, Sandy Sexton of Fairborn; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edith Moore and Ruth Pastori, both of Dayton; brother, Wylie J. Collett of Tipp City; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held Sept. 10 with Pastor John Roberts and Rev. Billy Joe Lewis officiating. Burial was in the Byron Cemetery, Fairborn In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Pentecostal Apostolic Church of Dayton in his memory. Condolences may be made to the family at

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