John L. Collins

 

John L. Collins, 66, of Mallory, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 31, 2018, after a courageous fight with cancer.

   He was born November 10, 1952, at Logan, a son of the late William and Cleo Collins.

   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Roseberry and George Collins; and four sisters, Reba Banks, Joanne McCoy, Betty Robinson, and Nadine Hayes.

   John was a retired coal miner, a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

  Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 46 years, Judy Collins; three sons, John (Amber) Collins of Mallory, Gary Collins of Mallory, and Jason (Holli) Collins of AL; one brother, David (Glenda) Collins of FL; two sisters, Von Doty of Kistler and Naomi (Milton) Boswell of NC; 10 grandchildren, Cody, Justin, and Emily, all of Dehue, Hunter, Brady, and Ryder all of Mallory, Jayce and Emma, both of AL, and Jacob and Austin, both of Logan; one great-grandchild, Isaac of Logan; and several nieces and nephews along with a host of other relatives and friends.

   Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Greenbranch Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Donald Ellis and Brother Jimmy Justice officiating.  Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.

   Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Greenbranch Freewill Baptist Church and one hour prior to services at the church also.

   Pallbearers will be John Collins, Gary Collins, Jason Collins, Justin Collins, Cody Collins, Nick Albright, and Blake Albright.

   Honorary pallbearers will be Kenny Meade, Jimmy Justice, and Little Kenny Meade.

   Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.