Mr. Joseph Wesley "Joe" Collette, Jr., age 85, of Trion, GA passed away Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Mr. Collette was born March 31, 1925 in LaFayette, GA, son of the late Sally Tillery and Joseph W. Collette, Sr. He was a retired supervisor with Mount Vernon Mills and was a member of the Mount Vernon Quarter Century Club. Mr. Collette was a member of Trion First Baptist Church and was a World War II Veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Mr. Collette is survived by his wife, Zalula Ruth Chamlee Collette; sons, John Maurice "Johnny" Collette, James Edward "Jimmy" Collette, Joseph Wesley "Joe" Collette III, and William Joseph "Jody" Collette; daughter, Marcia Ruth Collette Smithson; brother, Donald Collette; sister, Jeannie Cowan; 10 Grandchildren; and 11 Great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2011 from the Chapel of Mason Funeral Home with Rev. Floyd Roebuck officiating. Interment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Jack Richardson Sunday School Class.

Mr. Collette will be in state and the family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.