OBITUARY

Wilber "Bud" Lloyd Collins

14 August, 19347 January, 2021

Wilber Lloyd "Bud" Collins, 86, passed away from Covid-19 related complications on January 7, 2021. Born August 14, 1934, he graduated in 1952 from Gilman City High School in Gilman City, MO. Bud married Mavis Heitz in 1954 and moved to Kansas City, MO, where he began a successful career as a salesman. In the 1970’s, he managed Kidder Plywood and Lumber Company in Kidder, MO before founding Bud Collins Sales Agency. Bud attended Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Liberty, MO where he and Mavis were greeters and very active in their small group.

Bud was preceded in death by his wife, Mavis Eileen (Heitz) Collins, his brother Lawrence Dale Collins, and parents, Ruble Wilber and Orpha Jane (Johnson) Collins.

Bud is survived by his children, Terry Collins of Lenexa, KS and Linda Becker (Damon) of Kansas City, MO. Bud had 3 grandchildren, Kamela, Josiah, and Gabrielle Becker.

In lieu of an in-person memorial service, Terry and Linda invite friends and family to pay their respects virtually under the "Share A Memory" tab on this website page.

Donations may be made for Alzheimer’s research at alz.org/donations.

Terry and Linda would like to thank the incredible staff at North Kansas City Hospital for their tender care over Bud in the last weeks of his life even as they endured extraordinary conditions. Additionally, Terry and Linda would like to thank the staff at Senior Star at Wexford Place Independent Living Community for providing Bud and Mavis such a loving environment the past three years.

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Cindy Jewell-Dishon

14 January 2021

Linda and family--
So sorry for your loss. I have been searching memories for a favorite story to mention, but there are just too many!
Your folks must have put a million miles on that black sedan taking us kids all over the country. So many movies and ball games. I know that the noise and chatter must have been relentless! Pioneers as you know!
I feel so lucky to know them both. I am thinking of all of you and wishing that those happiest times are the memories you are cherishing now.
Much love, Cindy and Marc

Doug & Tonya Sharp

13 January 2021

We were so very sorry to hear about the passing of your Father. I don't have many memories of your parents, mostly because I am so much older now. I do, however, remember how they always made me feel so welcome & comfortable, whenever I would come over to your house to "hang out".
We pray your memories will bring you peace & comfort, during this difficult time.
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints." Psalm 116:15

Linda Becker

12 January 2021

Bud and Mavis 50th Wedding Anniversary

Linda Becker

12 January 2021

Bud with grandkids Josiah, Gabby, & Kamela
(He’d had a fall shortly before this photo so looks rather beat up, but he healed very quickly).

Linda Becker

12 January 2021

Bud and brother Dale.

Linda Becker

12 January 2021

Bud showing his Spotted Poland China pigs at the Harrison County Fair. My love for pigs was preordained.

Linda Becker

12 January 2021

Bud, his mother Orpha Jane Collins, & brother Dale (may just be me, but dad was already swaggy)

Linda Becker

12 January 2021

Bud and brother Dale

Linda Becker

12 January 2021

Linda Becker

12 January 2021

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