Jack and Dorothy Sefcik Collier celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on July 4, 2015.
They were married on July 4, 1980, at Reed’s Lake, near Academy. A family get-together was held at the couple’s home, south of Killeen, near Maxdale.
Mrs. Collier is a licensed real estate broker, and was an insurance agent in Temple for over 20 years. Mr. Collier is a career firefighter/paramedic, and retired from the Temple Fire & Rescue Department after 21 years. He went on to serve as fire chief for Del Rio, New Braunfels and Jefferson Parish, La., and has been the chief of Harker Heights Fire Department for the last nine years. Both are active in the Florence United Methodist Church and the Harker Heights Lions Club.
They have two children, Melissa Collier Smart (deceased) and Brian Collier, and two granddaughters of Columbus, Ga.