OBITUARY

John R. Collins Jr.

September 18, 1926June 5, 2018

John R. Collins, Jr., 91, passed away peacefully on June 5, with his wife by his side. A celebration of his life will be held at graveside in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with Father David Koetter officiating. The family will meet friends from 4 – 6 p.m., on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Indian School, www.stjo.org/flowers or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Mr. Collins, son of the late John R. Collins, Sr. and Marjorie Wakeman Collins, was born in Lake City, FL and served with the Merchant Marine during World War II. He was the owner of Southeastern Cleaning Products, a Georgia corporation and was of the Presbyterian Faith. Mr. Collins was preceded in death by his sisters, Marjorie Dudley, Mary Ann Collins and June McLeod and his daughter-in-law, Christy Collins. In all things, he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and friend.

Survivors include those he loved most, his wife of seventy years, Erlinda Hernandez Collins of Gray; three sons, John R. Collins, III of Birmingham, AL, Michael (Debbie) Collins of Macon and Christopher Collins of Atlanta; two daughters, Linda F. Collins of Denver, CO and Denise (Mark) Lumpkin of Gray; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; his sister, Madeline Hilsheimer of Pryor, OK; his nephew Alan Hilsheimer of Pryor, OK; his niece, Deborah McLeod of Texas; and his cousin, Edward S. Collins, Jr. of Dallas, TX.

Visit www.snowspn.com to share condolences. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue has charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Survivors include those he loved most, his wife of seventy years, Erlinda Hernandez Collins of Gray; three sons, John R. Collins, III of Birmingham, AL, Michael (Debbie) Collins of Macon and Christopher Collins of Atlanta; two daughters, Linda F. Collins of Denver, CO and Denise (Mark) Lumpkin of Gray; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; his sister, Madeline Hilsheimer of Pryor, OK; his nephew Alan Hilsheimer of Pryor, OK; his niece, Deborah McLeod of Texas; and his cousin, Edward S. Collins, Jr. of Dallas, TX.

    Mr. Collins was preceded in death by his sisters, Marjorie Dudley, Mary Ann Collins and June McLeod and his daughter-in-law, Christy Collins.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Graveside Service and A Celebration of His Life Monday, June 11, 2018

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Burial
REMEMBERING

John R. Collins Jr.

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Pam Wolff

June 7, 2018

Wow, so many memories! I worked with John and Lucinda for quite a while! I was a caretaker/friend. John is a very upstanding guy. I really enjoyed my time with him and Lucinda. He is funny, compassionate and was hands down my favorite client/friend. I had to leave helping them due to my own health issues. But I very much enjoyed working with John.
One thing he always said and did that I will never forget. "Everybody feels better with a Hug" he always says that and he practiced it as well! So, I won't say good bye but HUGS TO YOU JOHN, until we meet again.
His hugs and his personality will be missed by many!
My thoughts and prayers are with you Ms. Lucinda and Chris.

FROM THE FAMILY