Richard Delano “Dickey” Collins, Sr., 82, of Cobbtown and husband of Nell Coleman Collins, died Friday morning, July 19, 2019 at his residence.
Born in Cobbtown he was a son of Rufus Lester Collins and Nita Durden Collins. Mr. Collins was a 1955 graduate of Collins High School and graduated from Georgia Southern in 1960 with a Business Administration Degree. Mr. Collins was a contract specialist for over twenty years with the federal government, having worked at Fort Stewart and was a farmer for over thirty-five years. In addition to his parents, Mr. Collins was preceded in death by two sons, Richard Delano Collins, Jr. and William D. “Billy” Collins; two sisters, Marion Rogers and Hilda Holloway; and a brother, Dr. William Bill Collins.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Nell Coleman Collins of Cobbtown; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Christy Collins of Cobbtown and Mike and Donna Collins of Cobbtown; five grandchildren, Hope Carr (Chris), Paige Collins, William Collins, Julie Collins, and Joy Collins; a great-grandson, Athens Boney; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral for Mr. Collins will be held Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 2 o’clock in the afternoon at The Barn at Collins Family Farm, 1575 Woodrow Williams, Road in Cobbtown.
Visitation will be held Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 5 until 7 o’clock in the evening at The Barn at Collins Family Farm.
Interment will be in Sunlight Cemetery.
Kennedy Funeral Homes, Cobbtown Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.