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McCarty - Evergreen Funeral Home

7426 Asheville Highway, Knoxville, TN

OBITUARY

Steven Kennedy Collins

March 25, 1952September 3, 2020
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Steven Kennedy Collins, age 68 of Knoxville, passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Reba Collins; brother, John; and infant brother, Charles. Steven is survived by his wife of 49 years, Marilyn (Moore) Collins; 4 sons, Steven Collins, Jr, Daniel (Rebecca) Collins, Michael (Charley) Collins, and Ty Collins; granddaughter, Emma Collins; 2 brothers, Bill Collins and Eddie (Janice) Collins; 3 sisters, Sue Wilbur (Jerry Jochin), Mary Evans, and Donna (Bill) Brashears. Several nieces and nephews and numerous special friends After his retirement, he enjoyed spending his days at Hardees Flea market with all his buddies. He was loved by so many and will be greatly missed. The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 8, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. at McCarty Evergreen Funeral Home on Asheville Hwy. Family and friends will meet Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Lynnhurst Cemetery for a 11:00 a.m. graveside service. Condolences may be offered at www.mccartyevergreen.com

  • FAMILY

  • James and Reba Collins, Parents (deceased)
  • John Collins, Brother (deceased)
  • Charles Collins, Infant brother (deceased)
  • Marilyn (Moore) Collins, Wife
  • Steven Collins, Jr., Son
  • Daniel (Rebecca) Collins, Son
  • Michael (Charley) Collins, Son
  • Ty Collins, Son
  • Emma Collins, Granddaughter
  • Bill Collins, Brother
  • Eddie (Janice) Collins, Brother
  • Sue Wilbur (Jerry Jochin), Sister
  • Mary Evans, Sister
  • Donna (Bill) Brashears, Sister
  • Steven leaves behind several nieces, nephews, and numerous special friends.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Memories

Steven Kennedy Collins

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bird parrish

September 8, 2020

steve was a good friend to me, I dont use that lightly. I meet him at the flea market He was funny and nice to me, always talking to me with that smile we all know so well. I dont think he ever knew a stranger. He will be missed by so many, I will never forget my friend. It was a shock to learn that he was gone from our lives on earth, I am sure that he is watching over us all, with that smile I will never forget. My prayers to all of the family, friends that knew him. I will never forget him and his good way. The flea market will never be the same for me and many others. I wanted to be there and tell you what he meant to me, but got called in to work. I am so sorry and if you need anything please let me know. Bird

Patricia Hill

September 8, 2020

I am so going to miss my friend I am so devastated that he has gone from us. I am praying for Marilyn and the entire family on this day for strength peace and comfort knowing that our God has him in his loving arms!

Charlotte Handley

September 8, 2020

This man has been a part of our family for over half of our lives. We didn't just loose a brother in law, we lost a brother. Praying that my sister, Marilyn, and her boys can find a way to get through this loss and just be able to remember all the good times we've all had with Steve. We all love Steve and we're going to miss him terribly. May his family find comfort knowing that he is in God's arms now. Not goodbye, just until we meet again .

Ted Moore

September 6, 2020

Steve was like a brother to me we grew up together, worked together with my dad. He took me fishing when he went we had the same love of cars and always tinkering with them together. He could always make you laugh. He had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone in need and never had anything bad to say about anyone. I will hold those memories close to my heart. He was loved by everyone. You will be deeply missed and loved.

Tom Noe

September 5, 2020

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends at this difficult time. Steve was a good man.I have had the privilege of knowing him for almost two yrs. During that time I have never seen a person who didn't like him. He had one of the most outstanding personalities of anyone I have ever known. He was always in a jovial mood and kept everyone laughing. I thank God for blessing me with his fiendship.He will truly be missed. May God bless and comfort you

Olivia & Larry Sturgill

September 5, 2020

Steve was a wonderful man. He was the best neighbor my papaw and dad could ever ask for. He would help anyone with anything if they needed it. He will be dearly missed until we see him again. Prayers for his amazing wife, boys and the rest of the family during this difficult time!

LeAnn Maples

September 5, 2020

Steve was such a great guy! I will miss him asking me "Whats going on in here?" with a grin every Wednesday and Friday afternoon. He had a personality and sense of humor that made you smile even if you were having a bad day. We shared laughs and wisdom and he made me laugh when I was stressed out. Sending our love and prayers out to Marilyn and the family. May God wrap you in his arms and comfort you until we all meet again in heaven!

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