Jerry Wilson Collins Jr.
January 13, 1964 – June 10, 2018
THE MAN. THE MYTH. THE LEGEND. MEN WANTED TO BE HIM AND WOMEN WANTED TO BE WITH HIM. Jerry Wilson Collins, Jr died Sunday June 10, 2018 at UAB Hospital. Jerry was born on Friday the 13th, 1964. He didn’t care for that day and was always cautious on the days that date came around. Jerry lived life to the fullest. The love he showed for his kids, grandkids, nephews, nieces and so many more were beyond measure. Many people don’t get to experience the love story between Jerry and his red headed angel Ginger. Jerry is preceded in death by his mother Mona Cantor Cherry, his second dad Howard Cherry and his two uncles, David and Lamar Cantor. He is survived by his wife, Ginger Tyson Collins, his four children, Tara Marie Collins (Thorsten); Jacob Leo Collins (Ana), Courtney Collins Carpenter (Robert), Dylan Kane Collins (Amber); Two grandchildren, Veda Rae Carpenter and Connor Tyson Collins with one on the way, Carter Jacob Collins. His sisters Shree Collins Barker (Phillip) and Shea Cherry Knight (Jim). His dad Jerry Collins Sr. (Judy) and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Friday 6/15/2018 at Chapel Hill Funeral from 6 –8 pm. Services will be Saturday 6/16/2018 at Chapel Hill Funeral Home at 11:00 am followed by burial at Jacksonville City Cemetery.
JERRY IS WALKING WITH THE BEAR NOW ROLL TIDE!
- Ginger Tyson Collins, Wife
- Tara Marie Collins (Thorsten), Daughter
- Jacob Leo (Ana) Collins, Son
- Courtney Collins (Robert) Carpenter, Daughter
- Dylan Kane (Amber) Collins, Son
- Veda Rae Carpenter, Granddaughter
- Connor Tyson Collins, Grandson
- Carter Jacob Collins, Grandson
- Shree (Phillip) Barker, Sister
- Shea (Jim) Knight, Sister
- Jerry (Judy) Collins Sr, Father
- Mona Cantor Cherry, Mother
- Howard Cherry, Father
- David Cantor, Uncle
- Lamar Cantor, Uncle
- Several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews
- Visitation Friday, June 15, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, June 16, 2018
Jerry Wilson Collins Jr.
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June 25, 2018
Ginger, words cannot express the loss of Jerry. Our prayers are that your grief will soon be replaced only by all those precious memories. Love, Debbie Briley and Gail Holley
Dava & Roger Rose
June 16, 2018
Ginger we are so sorry to hear about Jerry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids. Xoxo
June 15, 2018
Family memories, so many stories and not enough room.
June 13, 2018
Jerry’s in Heaven now & I’ll miss him until it’s my time to see him again. He was like a brother to me, we had sooo much fun growing up together! I always looked forward to him coming to our house! We didn’t keep in touch much after H/S, but when we did see each other later in life it was like nothing had changed. He was a Great Man! I will miss him the rest of my life here on earth! His place in Heaven was prepared for him & God was ready to receive him. I Love you all, sincerely, James Gross.
June 12, 2018
I’m at a loss for what to say. I met you years ago at projector doctor and you always were so nice. Cracking jokes.. picking up your sweet Ginger snaps!! I often joked about me and Annette sharing you as our work husband. Now that your walking around heaven.. can you ask God to make a few more good men almost like you because I’m sure he broke the mold when he made you. You were a great guy.