OBITUARY

Leo Wesley Collins

August 25, 1948January 21, 2021

Leo Wesley Collins, 72, of Columbus, OH, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 21, 2021. He was born on August 25, 1948 in Coalmont, TN, a son to the late Ubert and Christine (Miller) Collins. Leo was an U.S. Army veteran who served during the Vietnam War. He also worked as a machinist with Jeffrey MFG and Tosoh SMD in Grove City. Leo was an avid OSU Buckeye fan, Cincinnati Reds fan, West Virginia Mountaineers fan and loved watching his grandkids Mid-Ohio Bullets Travel Baseball team. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Kathy Collins; children, Mary (Tim) Martin and Wesley (Machelle) Collins; grandchildren, Eliza, Devin, Dreanna, Devon, Justin and Jayden; three great-grandchildren; siblings, Lester (Glenna) Collins, Pat (Cindy) Williams, Mickey (John B.) Williamson, Judy (Glenn) Waller, Ramona (Randy) Vanness and Paula (Scott) Kern; brother-in-law, Jerry Klinger and beloved numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Leo is also preceded in death by his sister, Sandra Klinger and brother, Charles Schwall. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at First Southern Baptist Church, 310 W. Jersey St., Johnstown, OH 43031. Funeral service will be at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the church with Rev. Mark Plaugher officiating. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the start of service. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery in Columbus, OH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Cancer Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN, 38101 in Leo’s memory. For all those who attend, will be required to follow Covid-19 guidelines.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Memories

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Jeff Breckenridge

February 17, 2021

I worked with Leo at Tosoh for number of years. He was always a lot of fun and as others have pointed out a great machinist. Sorry for your loss.

karen mosel

January 30, 2021

so sorry for your loss

Vicki Sussman

January 24, 2021

Mary, sending love to you and your family. Praying that God's blessings will flow from above and surround you with comfort in the coming days

Larry Messer

January 24, 2021

Leo and I worked at Jeffrey Mining and Tosoh smd for about 35 years total.........Always happy and cutting up. So many memories of my friend, he will be dearly missed.
Kathy, stay strong.......... that's what Leo would want. My heart goes out to you and your family, with LOVE.
Larry Messer

Dottie Campbell

January 23, 2021

Oh, Wes-I am so sorry! May God bless you and your family.

William Stephenson

January 23, 2021

Worked with Leo at Jeffrey and Tosoh...great machinest...taught me a lot. Knew him 45+ years..played softball, went camping, fish fry, etc.. Like an older brother. Always treated us like family. We will missed him a great deal!

Walter m Marcum

January 22, 2021

I went to school with Leo and we graduated same class 1968 he was a really good guy a vietnam veteran and a patriotic my condolences to Kathy and his family Rest in Peace Leo

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY