OBITUARY

Robert Kims Collins III

October 27, 1943March 20, 2021
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Robert “Bob” Kims Collins, III peacefully passed away on March 20th, at the age of 77, after being diagnosed 4 short weeks before with metastatic brain cancer. He is survived by his brother, Richard Collins (Cathy); son, Robert Kims Collins IV (Mary); daughter, Kimberly (Collins) Kowalski (Charlie) and his six grandchildren: Brayden Kowalski, Emma Collins, Bryce Kowalski, Angus Collins, Marjorie Collins, and Barrett Kowalski. Bob was a 1961 graduate of Holston Hills High School and went on to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He worked for 10 years at Celanese Chemical Company living all over the country and then returned to Knoxville in 1993 where he has since resided. After several different occupations and companies, Bob spent the last decades of his life working in credit card processing sales where he thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed his customer interactions throughout the Knoxville and surrounding areas. Bob was an avid golfer and throughout his life enjoyed his church fellowships, playing chess and cheering on the TN Volunteers in football and basketball. In honor of Bob, A Come at Your Convenience will take place on Thursday, March 25th from 2PM-6PM at Berry Highland Memorial Funeral Home (5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville TN 37919) with a service being held in their chapel on Friday, March 26th at 10:00 AM immediately followed by a family graveside service at 11:00 AM at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Online condolences and memories can be extended to the family at www.berryhighlandmemorial.com.

Services

  • Call of Convenience

    Thursday, March 25, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, March 26, 2021

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Staci Bryan

March 24, 2021

Praying for the Collins and Kowalski families!

Love,
The Bryan Family

Tradebank of Knoxville

March 24, 2021

Bob was a continual supporter of Tradebank of Knoxville having been with us from year one. His support was something we could always count on. He rarely missed a Tradebank event and always spoke positively when asked about being a member. Bob was also a salesperson for us for a time and was always willing to speak with someone regarding our organization. He will truly be missed by our Tradebank team, as well as many of our members. May he rest in eternal peace.

Beth Anderson

March 24, 2021

Bob and I often shared conversations about UT athletics. He was an avid fan and when he stopped in, we laughed, cheered, and cussed together during each respective season. I am sure he will be watching them from heaven and doing the same. God rest your soul, Bob. Forever orange!

Connie Caple

March 23, 2021

I've known Bob for almost 20 years and I was his Tradebank broker for almost 16 years. We used to enjoy watching UT sports with friends and having spirited political conversations. He took great care of his customers and showed his appreciation by bringing holiday goodies at Christmastime. He was pleasant to be around and I know his family, friends and business associates will miss him very much. I will too.

My condolences to his family.
Bob, may you rest in peace with the heavenly Father.

DARCI HODGE

March 23, 2021

Bob was a great neighbor, always ready with a smile and an invitation to join him at church. I appreciated his Christian witness and his love for the word of God and how it can change a life. Our neighborhood will miss him.

Ken Swiger

March 22, 2021

Bob has been a part of our church family since the mid 1990's. He has always been so faithful to attend Bible study, and has always been very evangelistic. Bob would meet you for the first time, tell you about Jesus, and invite you to church.

We will miss Bob so much.

Ted and Laura Maynard

March 22, 2021

Bob will be sorely missed. Your family is in our prayers.

Mike & Janie Brown

March 22, 2021

We are so sorry for the loss of Bob. We enjoyed going to church with him for the last few years. We will miss his smiling face on the Sabbath and are thankful we got to know him. May God be with his family and friends and comfort your hearts.

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