Ray Collins
March 13, 1933 -
December 13, 2011

Visitation

December 15, 2011
5 PM - 8 PM

Service 

December 16, 2011
1 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral services for Mr. Ray Collins, age 78 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Friday at 1 PM at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. David Sain officiating. Burial will follow in Barnes Cemetery Mr. Collins passed away Tuesday afternoon at his residence.
A native of Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Nina (Tucker) and Willie Green Collins. He was retired from Jack Daniel’s where he worked as a vehicle maintenance supervisor. Mr. Collins was also a self-employed mechanic and member of the West Fayetteville Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife Roberta Lee Collins of Fayetteville, son Mark Collins and wife Wendy of Fayetteville, grandchildren Lorie Durham and husband Tim and Rebecca Collins of Fayetteville, great- grandchild Collin Snow, step-son Mike Carrick of Shelbyville, step-daughter Cindy Pope and husband Charlie of Normandy, TN and grandchildren Alex Carrick, Addison Pope and Emma Pope sister Arnita Parr of Pulaski brother Lewis Collins of Chicago, IL. Mr. Collins was preceded in death by Mrs. Sue Jacobs Collins mother of Mark Collins and the late Dr. Mike Collins, sister Lula Collins Milliken and brother W. G. (Dub) Collins.
Visitation with the family will be Thursday evening from 5 PM till 8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or The International Gospel Hour.

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12 Comments

  1. Bruce & Willa Dean Lauruhn

    We are so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. We understand that he had been very sick for quite some time and know that he is now in a better place without any pain and sickness. I had talked to him a few times in the past as we would walked around Wellsbrook Circle. I will also always remember him driving past our house in his truck with his dog in the back, always with a smile and a wave.
    We pray that God will be with you and your family and help you all get over your lose.

    Reply
  2. Sandy Bradford

    Roberta & Family,

    What a joy to have such a loving uncle and dedicated brother to my mother. He was such a strong man and fought a long hard battle. Roberta, I thank god for the time we had with him and for the gift he gave me when he brought you into all of our lives. You did such a loving job taking care of him.

    May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering. I know he is in heaven and rejoicing with momma.

    I love you and will always be there if you need me.

    Reply
  3. Peggy & Virgil Bevels

    So sorry to learn of Ray’s passing. It seems mere words are so inadequate at a time such as this. May God help ease your pain with loving memories during this difficult time. You’re in our heart and in our prayers.
    God Bless,
    Peggy & Virgil

    Reply
  4. Ronnie and Eloise Hudgins

    Roberta and family, So sorry to learn of Ray’s passing. You will be in our prayers.

    Reply
  5. Ray Steelman

    I had the pleasure to work with Mr. Ray, not only did we work together we were friends. A truly stand-up man that worked in every way to make things happen and make people happy. He will be missed.
    My sincere condolences to his family.

    Reply
  6. Jane (Shaddy) Osgood

    Dear Mark, Wendy and girls,

    I’m so sorry to hear of Mr. Ray’s passing. We had some great times over the years. My sympathy to you comes from the bottom of my heart. I’m praying for you, Mark. I love you like a brother. Jane

    Reply
  7. the Russell Skrabut family

    What a treasure Uncle Ray was to our family. He was a role model and example of integrity, love and godly character. He will be missed and remembered with tremendous respect, love and admiration from our family.

    Reply
  8. bobby and brenda sharp

    sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  9. Walker and Martha Fanning

    My husband and I worked with Ray at Jack Daniel Distillery for many hears. He was one of the most kind hearted, trustworthy, a true friend. He would help me with my car if it wouldn’t start. I think I saw him once after he retired. I will never forget hime. He was a good friend.

    RIP Mr. Ray

    Martha Fanning

    Reply
  10. Sue G. Cary

    Dear Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. I thought so much of him and will never forget the kindness always shown to my family. He will truly be missed. I pray that God will embrace you with HIS love and comfort and give you strength now and in the days ahead.

    Sincerely,
    Sue

    Reply
  11. Amy Osteen

    ‘So sorry to hear of Mr. Ray’s passing. May you experience God’s wonderful peace at this time. Because He Lives, Amy S. Osteen

    Reply
  12. WADE AND STEPHANIE SHARP

    WE ARE SO SORRY TO HAVE HEARD ABOUT MR COLLINS PASSING. SO SORRY WE COULD NOT BE THERE FOR THE FUNERAL. HE WAS A TRUELY WONDERFUL MAN AND A GREAT NEIGHBOR. WE LOVE YOU ALL VERY MUCH AND WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU DURING THIS SAD TIME.

    Reply

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12 Comments

  1. Bruce & Willa Dean Lauruhn

    We are so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. We understand that he had been very sick for quite some time and know that he is now in a better place without any pain and sickness. I had talked to him a few times in the past as we would walked around Wellsbrook Circle. I will also always remember him driving past our house in his truck with his dog in the back, always with a smile and a wave.
    We pray that God will be with you and your family and help you all get over your lose.

    Reply
  2. Sandy Bradford

    Roberta & Family,

    What a joy to have such a loving uncle and dedicated brother to my mother. He was such a strong man and fought a long hard battle. Roberta, I thank god for the time we had with him and for the gift he gave me when he brought you into all of our lives. You did such a loving job taking care of him.

    May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering. I know he is in heaven and rejoicing with momma.

    I love you and will always be there if you need me.

    Reply
  3. Peggy & Virgil Bevels

    So sorry to learn of Ray’s passing. It seems mere words are so inadequate at a time such as this. May God help ease your pain with loving memories during this difficult time. You’re in our heart and in our prayers.
    God Bless,
    Peggy & Virgil

    Reply
  4. Ronnie and Eloise Hudgins

    Roberta and family, So sorry to learn of Ray’s passing. You will be in our prayers.

    Reply
  5. Ray Steelman

    I had the pleasure to work with Mr. Ray, not only did we work together we were friends. A truly stand-up man that worked in every way to make things happen and make people happy. He will be missed.
    My sincere condolences to his family.

    Reply
  6. Jane (Shaddy) Osgood

    Dear Mark, Wendy and girls,

    I’m so sorry to hear of Mr. Ray’s passing. We had some great times over the years. My sympathy to you comes from the bottom of my heart. I’m praying for you, Mark. I love you like a brother. Jane

    Reply
  7. the Russell Skrabut family

    What a treasure Uncle Ray was to our family. He was a role model and example of integrity, love and godly character. He will be missed and remembered with tremendous respect, love and admiration from our family.

    Reply
  8. bobby and brenda sharp

    sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  9. Walker and Martha Fanning

    My husband and I worked with Ray at Jack Daniel Distillery for many hears. He was one of the most kind hearted, trustworthy, a true friend. He would help me with my car if it wouldn’t start. I think I saw him once after he retired. I will never forget hime. He was a good friend.

    RIP Mr. Ray

    Martha Fanning

    Reply
  10. Sue G. Cary

    Dear Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. I thought so much of him and will never forget the kindness always shown to my family. He will truly be missed. I pray that God will embrace you with HIS love and comfort and give you strength now and in the days ahead.

    Sincerely,
    Sue

    Reply
  11. Amy Osteen

    ‘So sorry to hear of Mr. Ray’s passing. May you experience God’s wonderful peace at this time. Because He Lives, Amy S. Osteen

    Reply
  12. WADE AND STEPHANIE SHARP

    WE ARE SO SORRY TO HAVE HEARD ABOUT MR COLLINS PASSING. SO SORRY WE COULD NOT BE THERE FOR THE FUNERAL. HE WAS A TRUELY WONDERFUL MAN AND A GREAT NEIGHBOR. WE LOVE YOU ALL VERY MUCH AND WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU DURING THIS SAD TIME.

    Reply

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