1935 Robert 2011

Robert E. Collins, Sr

June 23, 1935 — August 18, 2011

Robert Collins EUTAWVILLE- Robert Earl "Bob" Collins, Sr., 76, of Eutawville, widower of Ellen Lyle Collins, died Thursday, August 18, 2011 at his home. Funeral services will be 11a.m. Monday at Avinger Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Holly Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the hour of service . Pallbearers will be Gene Scott, Ray Kinsey, Chris DuPree, Mark Weatherford, Buddy Collins and Kevin Case. Mr. Collins was born June 23, 1935 in Greenwood County, a son of the late John Lake Collins and Janie Marie Goff Collins. He was a former member of the National Guard, a police officer and volunteer fireman. Mr. Collins was former Mayor of Eutawville for 8 years and a Mason. He retired from SCE&G, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and bird watching. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Collins and a son, Lawrence Ray Collins. He is survived by a daughter, Ann (Maurice) McCaskey of Holly Hill; a son, Bob (Wanda) Collins of Summerville; stepchildren, Janet (Thomas) Brown of Dalton, Ga., Donna Witt of Knoxville, David (Lisa) Witt of Wadmalaw Island, and Joseph M. Witt of Manning; a brother, George Elwyn Collins, of Lincolnton, NC; 6 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to American Lung Association, 44-A Markfield Drive, Charleston, SC 29407.
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