Wesley William Collins
September 25, 1942 – March 30, 2012
Wesley William Collins 1942 - 2012
Wesley W. Collins, 69, entered into rest on Friday, March 30th, 2012.
He was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1942. He was educated in Columbus, GA schools and graduated from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill with a BA and JD. He was an attorney for Health & Human Services in Washington, DC. for many years before meeting his wife Kathy, becoming a father and relocating to Tallahassee. He then pursued a career change by earning a Masters in Social Work at FSU, completed advance studies and worked for the FL Sheriff's Youth Ranches in northern FL. He is a member of the Florida Bar and the UNC Tarheels Rams club. Wes loved politics, sports, cooking and films. Until his recent cancer illness, he worked at his favorite job, managing produce for Walmart.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Scott of Tallahassee; daughter, Darcy Ann Collins Scott of NYC; and son, Blair Collins Scott of Tallahassee. His siblings include, Annette Harris (John) of Fort Worth, TX, Jeffery Collins (Jan) of Rockwall, TX, Kimball Collins (Sybil) Albany, GA., Dresden Tuggle (Keith) Oxford, AL, Brian Collins (Carol) Virginia Beach, VA; and 14 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Anne Collins of Columbus, GA; his brother, Terry Collins of Fort Worth, TX; and his previous wife, Janet Harley of Washington, DC.
Services will be held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, April 3rd at Culley's MeadowWood, 700 Timberlane Rd. Tallahassee,Fl. 32312. A memorial service and burial will be in Bedford, PA at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choosing.
Arrangements are under the direction of Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home in Tallahassee, Florida.
- Funeral Service Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Wesley William Collins
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May 5, 2012
Wes and I worked as attorneys together at HHS, and shared an office at one point. He and I also shared some fishing (including a memorable trip to Portsmouth Island on the Outer Banks) and other activities. He was a really "good guy" with a caring attitude for others and a great sense of humor. I don't think I ever met anyone who didn't like him. He lived a rich and full life, and I will miss him. John Settle
April 4, 2012
I was extremely saddened by the news of Wes's passing. When he was in Washington, DC we would spend hours sharing stories and advice (as well as hockey tickets). I will always remember a lot of what he told me and have treasured it while he was alive and now that he is gone. Wes was always a lively presence whereever he was and his sudden departure makes it harder to accept. I wish to express the utmost sympathy to his wife, his children and the rest of his family.