Zoeller Funeral Home

615 Landa, New Braunfels, TX


Alton "Al" Ray Collins

October 29, 1937March 19, 2020

Alton (AI) Ray Collins, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, went to be with the Lord, March 19, 2020. He was born in Chillicothe, Texas on October 29, 1937 to Albert and Lora (Claunch) Collins. At 17 years of age he joined the Army and after doing his training he was sent to Germany where he became a Paratrooper, did his service and after a few months joined the Air Force. He spent a total of seven years in the Military then immediately was employed by the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) where he spent till retirement in October, 1986. In earlier years, he also wanted to become a pilot and took training and received his private license. After retirement he spent a lot of years fishing, playing golf, RVing and seeing the United States. Survived by his wife, Frances, Sons, Mark and Steve Collins, Granddaughters, Shannon Smith-Thompson (Chris), Robyn Collins, Grandsons, Ryan, Aaron and Matthew Collins, Great Grandsons, Braeden and Payton Thompson, Great Granddaughter, Karlie Bullock. Also one sibling, Lanell McKennon and several nieces and nephews. A private family service will be held.


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Alton "Al" Ray Collins

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Bill Allred

March 27, 2020

Dear Francis, I'm sending my thoughts to you about Alton. He was a dear friend, besides a forever cousin. Being with you and Alton was
always joyful and a chance to catchup on all our family stories.
Francis, Ted and I often speak about that wonderful old west Texas dinner you made for us back in 1987 in San Antonio. What a sweet
time that was being with you two. Please give Steve and Mark my
heart felt sympathy for your loss. Sending my love, Bill