I wondered for a long time what happened to Gary, as Hour Magazine and Afternoon Show were major favourites of my friend, who knew before me where he was. Condolences to all the family, and especially to you Mary Ann, for all you have been through. God Bless. Barb L.
I Enjoyed You On The Short Lived Series, "The Sixth Sense" Rest In Peace, Kind Sir. See You On The Other Side.
Always thought he was the Coolest !! Thanks for so many great memories !!
Thanks for everything you two did and do.
gee whiz gary collins has passed iremember him what didhediefrom JUDYMUNN@ATT>NET
Special prayers this week for Mary Ann Mobley.
Guy and Mimi, sorry about your loss., I would love to get back in touch. Ronald Goodson on FB
God sent gary here as a gift to you and the world, to give us a part of him through his works, and then called him home! Like bob hope said, "thanks for the memories", and we wll always remember you. Mary ann, thank you and gary for your support of the school of the arts in brookhaven, ms.
LET THE LIGHT SHINE ALL OF THE TIME FOR A SPECAIL PERSON THAT WAS TAKING FROM ALL OF US OK........
I'M SORRY SO TO HERE ABOUT THE PASSES OF YOUR HUSBAND BUT HE WAS A GREAT ACTOR AND I REALLY ENJOYED WATCHING ALOT OF HIS SHOW THAT HE WAS IN OVER THE YEARS OK.SO JUST KEEP YOUR HEAD HELD HIGH AND JUST TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME AND JUST THINK THAT WE ALL WILL SEE HIM AGO UP IN HEAVEN ONE DAY AND HE IS WATCHING OUT FOR EVERBODY DOWN HERE ON EARHT AS WELL ALL OF HIS LOVE ONES AS WELL OK.....
Mary Ann, I am so sorry for your loss. Enjoyed seeing you and Gary work in the Miss America program for years while I was on the Miss Wisconsin team. I know Gary's death has to be a shock for you. I couldn't believe he was having troubles recently. Please hang in there and know you are loved by many. Think of yourself singing "They'll Be Some Changes Made" and smile knowing how much joy you have brought the world over the years. James Sucha, Green Bay, WI
To a Former AFN'er From a Former AFN'er RIP and Condolences to your family at this sad time.
I didn't know you personally but I could always count on you and your wife to keep a 70's kid entertained. So go rest my friend even though you will be missed. Mary Ann Mobley and family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
I am sorry to hear of the death of Gary Collins. My prayers are with the family during this time of bereavement.
So sorry to hear about Gary. Our deepest sympathy.
MAY GOD ALMIGHTY BE WITH THE COLLINS FAMILY AT THIS MOST GREVIOUS TIME.
So sorry for your loss,always enjoyed Gary's work
Dear Mary Ann: my condolence to you and family, I never met you or Gary, but I can say you we're a model couple to everyone. For the mear fact that you two guys went through that Hollywood life and still stayed together thru thick & thin shows that you had true love for one another. Not too many people who lived that life can say that. But with Jehovah's love you will see Gary again.
To Mary Ann and family,I grew up in Brandon in the 60'and was so very proud of our Mary Ann and Gary. Take comfort that your guardian angel is looking down over you and someday will be together again.
My deepest sympathy goes out to the collins and especially my friend Mel who is daughter to gary collins, hang in there Mel take care
My sincere condolences to the Collins. Ecclesiastes 37:11 shows Gods love and hope to see him once more in the future.
Our sincerest condolences go out to you Mary Ann & your precious family. My husband & I both grew up in Jackson, MS. so we followed your career, & your marriage to Gary from forever. Our prayers will be with you & your family in your loss.
My sincere condolences to Mrs. Mobley Collins and family. I hope the family finds peace in knowing that Gary was a great man in life and was a very loved man by a great many people. I am so sorry that Mary Ann has to go through the grief of losing her best friend. Garys love for her was always evident. I am sure Gary was welcomed into Heaven by our loving Savior.
I remember Mr. Collins so well from his extensive television work, and I have always remembered him as a talented and handsome man. That he's been married to the beautiful Mary Ann Mobley for many years surely speaks to his devotion to a wonderful and equally talented woman. I am only a fan, but my deep condolences go out to Mary Ann and family at the loss of their beloved Gary.
My DEEPEST CONDOLENCES.. I LOVED GROWING UP WATCHING U....MY PRAYERS
sorry about your lose.your family is in our prayers
My condolences to the entire Collins family. May God fill your heart with peace. Gary Collins will be sorely missed by many. You will continue to in our thoughts and prayers.
Please accept my condolences for the loss of your loved one. I watched some of his guess spots on variou shows. May the God of peace grant the family peace and hope at this time.
Our condolences to Mary Ann and family at this sad time. Mississippi loved Gary too! It is a comfort that you got to speak to him just a few hours prior to his death. He will be missed by everyone.
Mary Ann we are so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Linda and I have many memories of the March of Dimes Telethones. We will always be honored to have known Gary and the work he has done. God Bless you........
I am so so sorry 2 hear bout Mr Collins passings i recall n still watching his movie Rod Serlings Night Gallery may he rest in peace he was n good actor n this movie n i will always enjoy it god has u now an n his house may he bless u always
My heart breaks to hear of Mr. Collins passing. I am glad I grew up in the 70's and 80's where I was entertained by Gary and Mary Ann. I especially loved to watch the game shows when they were on together.
My condolences to Mary Ann,Clancy,Melissa,Guy & grandchildren! I'm a fan of Mr.Gary & Mary Collins and love gary's & Mary's projects/entertainment! They are a treasure to remember:"A life that touches the heart of others goes on forever". I loved Mary Ann & Gary as a couple and proud that Gary loved Mississippi & called Miss. home & our gulf coast! May God wrap arms of comfort and peace to the Collins family
Our prayers are with you & your family as ya'll go through this painful time in your lives.
Mary Ann and Clancey,
I am so sorry to hear about Gary. He was truley a loving and caring person. The only time I got to see him was when we had a family funeral. I remember how sweet and kind he was when Aunt Manie passed away. My love and prayers are with you always.
Mary Ann and family, so sorry to hear the bad news of Gary. May our Savior give you the strength you need at this time. God's blessings on the family!!
To the family. Sorry. On your. Lost he was a great. Man will. Be missed
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
To the Collins Family Gary was a good and respected actor May God be with you all in the day ahead .I am so sorry for your loss.he will be missed on t.v.
Dearest Mary Ann & Family, We were so sorry to hear about Gary's passing. He was a very respected and well known actor and M. C. for the Miss America Pagent. He'll be missed by many. Mary Ann, you were one of the most beautiful Miss America's ever crowned.
May God bless each and everyone of you during this time of sorrow. You're in our hearts.
I am so sorry for your loss. Our family was friends of Lona and Les Aldridge. We were privileged to attend your wedding. Gary made a chubby young teen feel like she was the most important guest there. I'll never forget his kindness.
Hilda Weeks Gainey
Mary we were so saddened to learn of Gary's passing. You two were a beautiful couple. As he sleeps in death, may we remember the good times and memories made together till he awakens again in the paradise.
Prayers to the family. He was a true Gentleman. God Bless!!
Thank you Gary for many years of excellence to your craft. I will miss seeing you. Thank you dear Mary Ann for sharing your beloved husband with all of us. May God bless you and your family.
I enjoyed watching Gary Collins in The Sixth Sence, you will be missed.
God Bless you and your family.
In 1967, Gary and Mary Ann come in Carter Jewelers to register their patterns for their wedding. Gary was so polite, friendly and nice to all of us in the store. I will never forget, they received 72 dinner plates in their second china, Sculptured Grape Poppytrail by Metlox in California.Everyone was so happy our Miss America was marring this wonderful man.You two coming to Carter's those days, gave us so many good memories of you both as a couple.Thanks for the memories.
Former employee of Carter Jewelers
Mary Ann, You don't know me personally, but I know your friend, Marilyn Moore Hughes from Brandon. I was in her wedding and your beautiful mother directed. I'll never forget how she made sure no one was chewing gum. We had to spit it out in her hand! She was a treasure! And so was Gary! We was one class act! I pray that the days ahead for you and Clancy will be filled with the peace of knowing that he patiently awaits your arrival in heaven.
I'm saddened to hear about Gary's passing, he was a great actor! My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and fans!
watched and enjoyed you on tv for a long time, you will be missed, god bless your lovely family
My Dad is welcoming you with open arms and probably a round of golf. You and Mary Ann were my very first visitors when I was born and dear friends to my parents. Thank you for that. Peace be with you..
Mary Ann, you shoul remember Yvonne and I, attended your wedding. We are so sad at his passing.Tried to locate you to visit, but could not get a proper address. Would love to visit with you soon. He was such a great person. We give you our love and prayers.
We all will miss Gary, very, very much. And he passed away way too young. May GOD bless his Family and many, many friends.
GARY IS LOVED AND MISSED BY HIS "SENIOR CLASS" MATES AND GOOD FRIENDS
RUTA LEE AND WEBB LOWE.
Glad I had an opportunity to meet you at Jackson evers international airport.
Dearest Mary Ann & Clancy
Momma and I send our thoughts and prayers to you and the family. We love you very much.
Gary was one of my favorite football players back when he played tight end for the Cleveland Browns. I still have some of his football cards from the 60's and 70's. I remember those telethons that he and Mary Ann did on Sunday afternoons and always admired how much work he put forth into everything he was a part of. Mississippi, as well as the entire world, will always remember him and miss him greatly. My utmost prayers and condolences to the family at this time for a wonderful man. May the Lord bless you all throughout this process and God bless the memories of Gary Collins.
Godspeed on your final flight West. Captain Ted Kelly, United Airlines
R.I.P. Gary wonderful memories
Gary was always one of my favorites and gave me many hours of enjoyment watching him on tv.....our sincerest sympathies to Mary Ann and to Garys' children...He'll be remembered and missed!
Gary was always one of our familys' favorites and gave us us many hours of enjoyment watching him on tv.....our sincerest sympathies to Mary Ann and to Garys' children...He'll be missed...
God's best and peace that passes all understanding for Mary Ann and her family! Gary was a delight to watch in all he did! All best wishes! Pastor Kris (South Bend/Mishawaka, IN)
Thank you Gary for providing so many hours of excellent entertainment and for being a great role model. God bless you and yours. Rest in peace. --Dee
I always loved you becaused you married Mary Ann Mobley who was so beautiful and talented from Mississippi. I am a Mississippi Gal and I was sooo glad you had become a Mississippian too. I will miss you. Rest in Peace and know that you are loved. Prayers for your family. tish gillette, San Antonio, TX.
Very much admired. Very sad for your loss.
WE SEND OUR PRAYERS AND LOVE TO THE ENTIRE FAMILY.WE MET YOU GUYS AT OPRY LAND HOTEL ONE TIME AND HE SAT DOWN AND VISITED FOR A LONG TIME.HE WAS A PERFECT GENTLEMEN. LOVE YOU. CHARLES&LINDA RIGDON BRANDON MS.
Sincere best wishes to all of you in the Collins family. Sad to hear Gary is no longer with us. Remember.., "The hours part us, but they draw us together again"
MA, So very sorry for your loss! Thank you for sharing him with us at the March of Dimes for so many years. Those were fun times! We send our deepest sympathy. Love you! Paige Moses Long & family
I am sure I am with many other Mississippians who send our condolences. Gary will be missed.
Gary you will be missed. I remember so many roles you played on so many showes. My condolences to Mary Ann.
I feel like I've lost an old friend. Thank you for the many happy hours I spent watching your shows. You were always one of my favorites.
The movie industry will surely miss one of the most beloved characters of T.V. and movies...I always loved watching Mr. Collins and his beautiful wife at the time, Mary Ann, play together on the same game shows or programs...Our sincerest sympathies to his family and friends...Texas fans will always remember you...
I remember a very charismatic gentleman on t.v. RIP MrCollins. Whomever they find to do your place will have some very big shoes to fill. My condolences to your family.
I am sorry for the family loss
With sympathy for the family, especially Mary Ann. For those of us in the same era with TV and movie entertainment, we have many good memories of all those entertaining hours. Prayers for all. Sincerely,
May God bring peace to the family and friends as they go through this time of loss.
Thank you for sharing your ability and skills to entertain us on tv. With your series of ESP. God bless you on your journey home into heaven.
I REMEMBER WATCHING MR COLLINS IN THE SIX SENSE AND OTHER MOVIES AND SHOWS. TO HIS FAMILY GOD BLESS YOU AND HIM FOR THE MEMORIES. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
May God comfort you at this time. Thanks to both of you for being goodwill ambassadors for the state of Mississippi.
I loved you on Hour Magazine. I watched it every morning. You were a great actor. Thoughts and prayers to his family as they find comfort during this difficult time!
Our deepest condolencs to the family.
Mary Ann, I always admired you and Gary so much and was pleased to finally see you perform in person together in Palm Springs, California a couple of years ago in "Senior Class." I just wish now that I had stayed around afterward to meet you personally. My condolences to you and Gary's children on his passing.
Saddened to hear of the loss of Gary. May you find comfort in God's promise recorded in Isaiah 61:1,2.
The world was a better place because he was in it. I pray he lived a happy life. He seemed to enjoy people and life.May God give the family strength during this difficult time.
Our prayers are with you and your family.
Ole Miss 1969
With deepest sympathy, to all the family
great actor, & person. My thoughts &
prayers. God Blesses
May God keep you and your family harts open and give peace in him and love at this time
My deepest sympathies go out to his family. He is greatly missed!
Sorry for your loss. A talented man who leaves his fans with fond memories. May his family find comfort in their loving memories.
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
With deepest sympathy,to all the family,great actor,person...God bless you...
Please accept my condolences during this time of sadness. May you be comforted by the psalmists words at Psalm 29:11.
Will never forget the dinner we went to after Peter Pan!
Loved you since I had first seen you in the Sixth Sense!
Love to your wonderful family. Xoxo
When my daughter ran for Miss Durham in the 80's you were an inspiration to us. A good and fair man.
May GOD bless you and the family at this time. I am so sorry for your loss.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Deepest sympathy..very pleasant memories of you all when I was producing the Miss LA Pageant...ditto for Atlantic City..always so kind to me
I always loved seeing Gary on TV! He was such a sweet and kind man! One of the things I always admired about him was his sweet references of you, Mary Ann, whenever he would talk about his personal life. He loved and admired you so much!! The world is a sadder place now, without him. God bless you and your family. I'm so sorry for your loss!! Too bad there aren't more people like him and you in the acting world. My prayers are w/you all.
I met Gary in Jackson around 1974. Several months later I ran into him grocery shopping at Kroger at 2am, and he remembered my name. A remarkable, very nice man. I'm sorry he's gone.
Mary Ann, I would like to express my
sorrow for the loss of Gary. The last time that I saw him was at your Mothers
Funeral. He looked so happy and so proud of you and your Mom. She was a special LADY. You have always been a
very special LADY also.
May God Bless you and Clancy.
Sara (Jones) Crosby
May the God Of comfort be with the family and friends during this time of distress.
Gary, we are going to miss you...my wife and I along with my business partner, Chod Long and his wife Lynn fondly recall our having dinner with you and your beautiful wife Mary Ann in Sacramento, CA after a stage show in 1981 or so, in which you and she performed in the "Pajama Game,".
We all had great times at Venice High School before we graduated from there and went our separate ways, in 1956.
Our most recent memory of you is as the Master of Ceremonies at 50th HS graduation at the Semitars' Class reunion in Santa Monica in 2006.
May God Bless you and your family.
Bob and Judy Watt (Draper, UT)
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
I am so sad over the shocking news of Gary's passing. My deepest sympathy goes to his family and many friends.
Mary Ann and Clancy, you are both in my thoughts and prayers. Gary was such a special person and he was loved dearly by all your "extended family" in Brandon, MS. I will never forget your beautiful wedding and many wonderful memories with both of our families. Much love to you!
I remember Gary telling a reporter that he attended Mark Twain Junior High in Venice Beach, California and that's where I went also when I was a kid. That was a very long time ago.
I am sorry to feel the loss of a cool dude and entertainer. I am sending condolences to the Collins family!!
Praying for the Collins family, so sorry for your loss... May God comfort you through this very difficult time...
My mother worked with Gary & Mary Ann on the March of Dimes teleroma's for many years and I had the privledge to meet them both a few times. They were great people and did great work with the March of Dimes. Fran Woodward & I will keep you & your family in our prayers
MaryAnne and Clancy, it is with great sadness that I learned of Gary's passing and hope that during this time of loss you and his other two children will find peace through God's wonderful strength and grace. Gary was a wonderful person and full of life. Each of us goes through difficult times in life and when we walk in those deep valleys of hardships, it is then His strength and loving grace is strongest. Gary will always be in our hearts and memories.
My deep condolences to the Collins family. May you find comfort from God's word recorded at Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10 regarding the loss of your loved one.
God bless his family and friends.
I LOVED HIM DEARLY. HE ALWAYS SEEMED SUCH A GREAT GUY.
As a child I would watch Mr. Collins on TV he looked like a nice person, someone you would like to meet. I enjoyed him on other shows through the years. I was shocked to hear of his passing. Another person gone to soon,I have seen many icons of the stage and screen come and go and Mr. Collins was a smiling face that all could love. May God usher you into his kingdom with open arms. RIP Mr. Collins you will be missed.
He was a true gentleman married to a lovely lady . Our heart felt condolences to his family.
God Bless You, Gary Collins. You will be missed by many. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Prayers for Mary Ann and your family, too.
It was a big pleasure when I got to meet you..you are a bright star then as you are now. Go with god..R I P
To GARY'S FAMILY,MY SINCERE SYMPATHY,IN YOUR TIME OF NEED,HOPE AND PRAY TO THE ONE THAT WILL DO AWAY WITH DEATH FOREVER.HE HAS SAID THAT HE WILL WIPE OUT EVERY TEAR FROM THEIR EYES,AND DEATH WILL BE NO MORE,NEITHER WILL MOURNING NOR OUTCRY BE ANYMORE,THESE THINGS WILL HAVE PASSED AWAY.
so sorry for the collins family he was another iconmay he rest in peace
RIP dear Gary! We loved you! I remember you from " Angel in My Pocket " with Andy Griffith, Gary played councilman Art Shields. Brilliant actor & host.
Dear Mary Ann –
I will never forget the incredible kindness you and Gary extended after my daughter Tara was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease a decade ago.
Meeting you both in person several months later at one of Marylou Whitney's beautiful galas in Saratoga Springs was a dream come true for both Tara and me.
We were deeply touched by the gracious reception we received on that enchanted evening and will forever be grateful to you and Gary for being angels on earth.
Gary brought much light into the world as a movie and television star, but that light surely pales in comparison to the radiant glow that now surrounds him in heaven.
With much love and heartfelt sympathy,
Ballston Spa, NY
Gary and Mary Ann Collins always brought a smile to my face. I grew up with many great memories about each of them. Mary Ann was one of my favorite Miss Americas, and Gary one of my favoirte M.C.s
May the memories of the great days provide peace and joy to Mary Ann and the Collin's family.
Praying for your family. So sorry for your loss.
God bless you. We will miss you. You were a "natural entertainer!"
Gary Collins Family,
Please accept my deepest condolences and know that God loves you and gives you peace, restore your spirits and strenghten each of you.
May the words Jesus spoke to Martha bring comfort during this time. Its found at John 11:23-25.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
God bless your family..and take care of each other.
If you need anything at all feel free to call, Ed McIntyre, Brandon, Ms
My thoughts are with you at this time. I remember him for the moc of the pagents and also for the home show at eleven am .
I am so sorry for your loss! I remember meeting Mr. Collins when he surprised you, Mrs. Mary Ann, at the Miss Mississippi pageant in Vicksburg a few years ago. He truly loved you and I could see your love for him! I will be praying for you! I will always cherish the autographed picture of the two of you that you both signed for me.
Mary Ann, I lost my husband last year after 50 years of marriage. You are in my prayers. I have walked in your shoes and I feel your pain. God bless you and your family.
My prayers are with your family. Gary was one class act! Rest in peace.
R.I.P Mr. Collins and thank you for your good work on T.V.you will be missed greatly.
You have my deepest sympathy. May good memories provide solace
for your family during this challenging time;
and may God provide you with the assurance that you will see
your loved one again in Paradise. John 17:3
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
To the Collins family, I am so sorry for your loss. Gary and Maryann were good friends of my cousin, Leon Kamien, from Cleveland, MS. Leon has passed on also so I am sure they are having fun sharing stories and laughing in their heavenly home. Sympathy and prayers to all of you.
COLLINS FAMILY GARY COLLINS WAS A VERY WELL LOVED ENTERTAINER OVER THE 35, PLUS YEARS, HE WILL BE MISSED. MRS COLLINS YOU TWO MADE A BEAUTIFUL COUPLE.
Dear Collins family,
I am sorry to hear about your loss. I hope you can find comfort in the words found at "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new.” Also, he says: “Write, because these words are faithful and true.”
To the the family of Gary Collins - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
Mr. Collins was early spokesman for Leading Edge Computers. We appreciated his postive role in this early computer company.
May the family of Mr. Collins continue to draw support from friends and family as well as the God of comfort during this difficult time. Philipians 4:6,7
Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.
By Christina Rossetti
The Poetry Foundation
maryann, i pray for you. god be with you. ive known you all my life. my family will keep you in prayers. my name is april my mom and dad are bobby and sherri friend. they knew you from jackson. i was just a baby. my grandmother was bettie jarrell. but most of all may god bless you and your daughter.
I am truly sorry for your loss. May the peace of God be with you all during this time of deep sorrow.
Phil. 4:6, 7
MY CONDOLENCES ARE WITH YOU AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.
MAY YOU CHERISH THE MEMORIES AND THE LOVE HE LEFT IN YOUR HEART.
EXTENDING DEEP SYMPATHY
Rest in peace Mr. Collins. You brought many smiles to my face.
Saying prayers for Mrs. Mobley-Collins and family. May God wrap His arms around you at this time.
A special candle to light your way to heaven! Thank you for entertainting us on earth! May you rest in peace...
A "True Gentleman is gone" RIP
We are losing a lot of our clean living intertainers. You are in my prayers Mary Ann & family.
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness comfort your hearts and make you firm in every good deed and word.
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
ANOTHER GREAT ENTERTAINER AND GOOD PERSON HAS GONE ON-MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY-YOU WILL TRULY MISSED SINCERELY CONNIE MILLER BRIDGE CITY,LOUISIANA
WHAT A NICE GENTLEMEN....AT ALL TIMES...GOD BE WITH YOU AS HE ALWAYS HAS...RESTING IN HIS ARMS...FRIEND A FAN
What a wonderful gentleman whom we all have fond memories of and his commitment to the Lord. Prayers and condolences to the Collins Family.
Well Mr. Collins, as we called you, you made it to the next level and joined up with all your relatives and friends.
May The Lord Hold You In The Palm Of His Hand And Light You Up Like The Sun, Until We All Meet Again.
Mary Ann and Clancy
We are thinking of you this week and do hope you have close friends around to help you through this. I have read all of the notes to you in the Guest Book. What a wonderful tribute to Gary!! He obviously touched many, many people - and so have you. Take care of yourself for we have been worried about your health lately.
Bill and Wanda Beasley - Florida
Two years ago I had the priveledge of having dinner with Gary Collins at a benefit in Palm Springs. He was as sincere and charming as I could have ever imagined. Forever in my memories. Donald Tousseau Palm Springs ca
I recall his love for his beauthiful wife Mary Ann, he was a profound actor enjoyed him in Angel in my Pocket with the late Andy Griffith also saw in Airport as the co-pilot to Barry Nelson, what talent the man had as well as the host of Miss America. He will be truly missed by his fans. Good speed to Mary Ann and family that you for sharing Gary with us.
Rest well, Mr. Collins. My prayers and condolences to Mrs. Collins and family.
So very sorry to hear of your loss. You and Gary have always been an inspiration to married couples because of your strong love, dedication to one another and Christian beliefs in what a marriage is all about. I've admired both of you since I first saw you at the Miss America Pagent. You have my deepest sympathy and lifting you all up in prayers.
To the family of Gary Collins,
My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time. Even though I did not know him personally, to me he was the " Dick Clark ", of my era. During times like this, these words have always carried me, " And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." I hope these words bring as much comfort and hope to you, as they have to me.
I really enjoyed looking at Mr.Collins on TV.May the God of tender mercies be with the Collins family and friends.
Our prayers are with his family now here on earth. Mr. Collins is truly home now with his father. A fan . Biloxi, Ms.
Thank you for sharing your life with all of us. Rest in peace.
May the God of all comfort be with you during this sad time and may you throw your burden upon him because he cares for you.
What wonderful memories I have of Gary. My husband and I were on the Home Show for 3 days and he made us feel we were his close friends whom he cared for. What a thrill to meet him and spend time with him. I will remember him with smiles and fondness.
My prayers and thoughts are with your family. You were a wonderful actor and now you are back home with Our Lord. An ardent fan, Sandra Slater, Louisville Ky. You will be missed Derby Time.(I live by Churchill Downs)
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Collins family pour out your feeling to the God who promises to comfort our hearts. 2 Thessalonians 2: 16,17. I offer my sympathy to the family.
During this most difficult time filled with sorrow may all the family and dear friends look to Gods word for comfort.
Praying for strength for the family!!!
Mary Ann, you and Gary are in our prayers!
Bill & Jeannie O'Keefe
I was fan of Hour Magazine during the 80's, the show was part of my happy housewife days! Thank you Gary Collins for that wonderful show and may you RIP, dear man. My condolences to your wife and family.
We only met once, but it was obvious how much you loved and supported your beautiful wife. You had a kindness that was infectious. God bless you, gentle man.
I WAS SADDENED TO LEARN OF THE SUDDEN PASSING OF
GARY COLLINS. A GREAT COMEDIAN, ACTOR AND SHOWMAN. THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY HAS LOST
ANOTHER GREAT. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS. GOD BLESS YOU GARY, A JOB
"A LIFE THAT TOUCHES THE HEART OF OTHERS GOES ON FOREVER"
I had the pleasure of meeting you both in the late 80s. Mr. Collins was a kind, gentle soul. Such a good man. He will be missed.
sorry to hear this, have been watching him on night gallery with rod sirling
To the family of Mr. Collins we want to give our love and support. Gary was a fixture in our lives and he touched us in ways that will live on. I hope you recover from your loss with as little pain as possible God Bless you all
Dwight and Angie Hirschinger
Farewell to a real gentleman. Will miss his smile. Godspeed Gary.
A bit surprised as I entered to sign Arlen Spector's guest Book and saw your name. We never know when it will be our time, and that is kinda scarey.
My condolences to your wife and family and may peace now be yours.
I am very sorry for your Loss, I always loved Gary Collins , he kept us entertained during the 70s and so on and I always loved what he did, MY Sympathies to you and yours GOD BLESS
My condolences to Mr. Collins family, friends and fans. Rest in peace.
Mary Ann, we will never forget your and Gary's many appearences on our March Of Dimes Teleramas. Charleston was truly blessed by your dedication and sincerity. St. Stephens will never forget your visit to help a hurting little town. We are praying for you and Clancy to find peace and strength. Thanks for wonderful memories.
Mary Ann and Family, Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. I am a fan of Gary as well as your's, Mary Ann. I remember the night you were crowned Miss America and have always been very proud of you and Gary.
Mary Ann & Clancey,
I was so sorry to hear about Gary. He was always one of my favorite actors. I know he will be missed. May God bless you.
Love your cousin from Madison Ms.
My prayers and thoughts are with you, he always spoke so kindly of his wife and daughter. A kind spirit has gone to be an angel
Lot's of Love from Massachusetts Rest in peace Theresa Collins
Mary Ann- You are in our prayers...I met Gary the morning over a head of lettuce before you came to our house to see the shepard puppies we had. I am one of the Maglathlin girls from Brandon...He had a wonderful laugh and smile! He will be missed....
Mary Ann, my thoughts are with you at this time. It was an honor getting to see you when you would visit Ole Miss and Stars Over Mississippi in Amory. You were one of my dad's favorite at Ole Miss. I look forward to the day when we are all reunited outside this life. Larry Odom Bonds Jr.
May you find peace that you sought in this life. Prayers to your wife as she begins the process of mourning.
Our sincere sympathies to the children and family of Gary. He was always a favorite. Loved that he loved our wonderful state as much as we do! Hope his last years were happy ones, enjoying the Gulf Coast.
A prayer for peace for the family of Gary Collins. I loved his beautiful smile, and watching him on the Home show.
Mary Ann, please know that my wife and I have you in our prayers. I met you and Gary a few years ago when I was seated right behind you on a flight from Washington, DC, to Atlanta. You were so personable and gracious and I will never forget that. Now, please know that our thoughts are with you and your family and we pray that God will give you strength to persevere.
The Collins family have our deepest sympathy. May you find peace among the family as you comfort each others.
THE IRON HORSE WAS MY FAVORITE SHOW BACK IN THE DAY.SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.
We want to send our best wishes to your family. I have such fun thoughts of you after meeting you at Mark Twain Jr. High school in Venice, Ca. We must have been 12yrs old. You were always a fun a smiling young man.
Joline & Duane Jung
I was vey sorry to hear about Mr Collins passing. He was such a nice man. My deepest sympathy to his entire family.
With deepest sympathy to the family during your time of sorrow. Psalms 46:1 says: God is for us a refuge and strength during difficult times. May God grant you the comfort to endure.
With sympathy and prayers to Gary Collins wife Mary Ann and to his children. Gary Collins was kind hearted with a caring spirit, and a real gentleman, which came through so clearly on television. Godspeed, Gary...
In loving memory of a wonderful person. Mr.Collins(Mr."C") I will always remember your beautiful smile, sense of humor, and encouraging words. We will love you and miss you always.
Such a nice man sorry to hear of his passing. Thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.
My thoughts and prayers are for Gary Collins family and friends during this sad time. May God comfort you all through your prayer to give you all the strength and the peace you all need at this time.
Sympathies to their family, especially his wife and children with the coming
Bless you and may you find eternal peace!!
You were always so charming, and you and MaryAnn were my favorite couple. RIP; sending sympathies to your family.
Such sad news. We know he is in heaven now smiling . Our prayers and love to the family
Mary Ann, I watched you win Miss America years ago. You are my alltime favorite winner. I remember your marriage to Gary Collins, and was happy you were two celebrities who made marriage work. My thoughts are with you as you adjust to this trauma in your life. Bonnie Morse
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. May God surround them with HIS angels in the weeks ahead.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
So many great memories and good times working with this VERY talented, kind and wonderful man ... my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family ...
Gary was one of the good guys ...living alone in south Mississippi ..."Rest in Peace "
Alton Lindsay Sr.
No words can ease the pain of the loss of your beloved Gary~a Husband~A Father~a Friend~an Actor and fan of many. He will always be remembered for the kind man he was on and off the screen. Please know you are not alone in this time of such sorrow and sad time of loss. So many people care for you both and we love you very much. May Gary rest with the best..Until we all meet up in that big movie screen in the sky. Love and Hugs to you all!!
It was an absolute pleasure knowing Mr. Collins! He was a regular patron at my oyster bar, I had many wonderful conversations with him about his life! He will be missed!
My sincere sympathy to the entire family of Gary Collins,
May he rest in peace.
Rest Gary Collins. You did a wonderful job hosting the pageants all those years
While living in California, my Mother and I attended Gary's TV show. He and my Mother discussed his being a South Carolina resident. Great and talented individual.
The lord has called Mr.Collins home for his time on this earth has passed he will live eternally in Heaven with his loved ones who've passed before him,until we meet again R.I.P. Mr.Collins
Mr. Collins was a very talented man.We are all saddened by his passing.Heart felt condolences go out to his loved ones in this time of sorrow.
My condolences and prayers to the Collins family. He was a gentle spirit. Rest in peace.
RIP, Gary. With your show,' That's Incredible,' I met with Barb Michele and I became one of the first gastro bypass patients in the states. It was life changing. That was in 1980, and I am living well with a family of my own. God bless you for that segment, I will be forever grateful.
May God give the Collins family the strength to get through this difficult time. Rest in peace.
May you find comfort in the Hearer of prayer at this time. Psalm 65:2
The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear. Know that you can go to god in prayer to strengthen and comfort you. Psalms 121. We share your grief.
so sorry Maryanne and Clancy for the loss of your husband and ,, father..with love from Jasper county, Mississippi..
So sorry to hear of Mr. Collins' passing. My sympathy to his family. May you have solace in prayer at this sorrowful time. Psalms 65:2
Deepest sympathies are offered. He will obviously be greatly missed. May your memories and strength from the God of all comfort help the Collins family through this difficult time.
The sting of death is very painful.Mr.Collins will live on in our memories.May the God of all comfort be with the family in the days ahead.
DEAR FAMILY OF GARY COLLINS-MAY YOU FIND COMFORT IN OUR FATHER'WORDS OF HOPE,PROMISES THAT SOON WILL COME A GOVERNMENT RULE THAT WILL BRING PEACE SECUITY TO OUR EARTH NO MORE DEATH.MATTHEW 6:9,10.JOHN 11;23-25.
Mr Collins was a terrific personality. One we all remember. "The Sixth Sense" was way ahead of it's time and paved the way for many of the other show's like it. Rest in Peace Gary !
RIP and know,i enjoyed you for many years.May GOD be with your loved ones and comfort them in this time.
Thanks for sharing your life with America. You were a giant of a man in my eye and one of my favorite actors. I know most people have forgotten a little series you were in called "Iron Horse" but I sure haven't I was in my teens then and I loved the show. May God grant your family peace and comfort in the coming weeks.
God Bless all who love you , you are smiling down for sure!
I have faith he holds a golden microphone in Heaven as he introduces everyone with that enthusiastic voice. God bless him.
God bless and rest in peace. He seemed to be a very nice person,
REST IN PEACE YOU ARE A STAR KEEP ON SHNNING !
Thoughts and many prayers are with the family.
You were one of my favorite TV personalities. Thank you for the memories.
Gary was a a wonderful personality in the industry and together with Mary Ann they had incredible chemistry...a Gentleman always and may you rest with the Angels
To Gary Collins,
You were a good host for Hour Magazine and a good actor too. My prayers and thoughts are with your family. Lisa Weiner
You were one of my favorite MCs. Blessing to the family. I know they will miss you. Wish I had a picture of you but guess I waited too long. Love you Gary and will miss you.
we are sorry for your loss. we always enjoyed his work. our condolences go to you and your family. art and bill brink
I always admired you. You two made a
beautiful couple. Sorry to hear of your
passing at such an early age.
God Bless You and Your Family.
Rest in Peace Mr Collins.. you were much loved. Many nice memories
Thenk you for sharing your talent. May you Rest in Peace. We will remember you.
Only remember him in the older movies when he was younger.
Rest In Peace
God Bless you. Thank you for all the yrs of sharing your life with us. Prayers to the family
I just lost my Dad a month ago. I know how hard it is. I am praying for comfort and peace for the Collins family.
Gary Collins, Rest in Peace
He truly was the nicest man. We were on a business trip in Hawaii when Gary was filming his Hour Magazine TV show at the Turtle Bay Hilton. He chose me out of the audience to get up on stage and tell a silly joke. I will never forget watching it once we got home and how kind Gary was to everyone. Condolences to the love of his life...Mary Ann and their beautiful daughter Clancy. May he rest in peace.
Thank you for the memories Mr. Collins. You will always be remembered for your beautiful voice. Rest In Peace. With deepest sympathy to the Collins family and friends.
MAY,MY PRAYERS, BE WITH THE COLLINS FAMILY,MR GARY WAS GREAT HOST.
Gary Collins was a very congenial and kind man whom I had the pleasure of meeting many years back. To his wife Mary Ann, please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss.
Loved you both. Condolences to your family.He was one of the "good guys" and a class act.
My deepest sympathy to the Collins family. God bless each of you during your time of sorrow.
When I was a little girl, I had a crush on you. Always the gentleman; had the best smile. My sympathy to your family; rest in peace.
My deepest condolences to the Collins Family...he will be missed but remembered always...:(
Mary Ann and the Collins Family. May Gary rest in peace now. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
A very good actor, he will surely be missed! I enjoyed his movies!
Condolences to his family
Sorry for his passing, great host and personallity, the best..... ALWAYAS , JP ..Rockaway Twp., N.J.
To Mr. Collins' family: We have lost a gentle man with many outstanding talents. May you be surrounded by love and peace at this very difficult time. A Fan
I loved ~"GARY COLLINS"~so much! Loved him~because he married our ~"MISS AMERICA"~from ~"MISSISSIPPI!"~"MARY ANN MOBLEY!"~Since I live in Mississippi~(:D)~They had a good long marriage! ~ "REST IN PEACE!" ~"GARY!"~Ilove you!~<3<3~
I enjoyed his term as emcee for the televised pageants. The Collins Family have my deepest sympathy.
Sorry to hear about his passing, a fan for every
MY CONDOLENCES TO THE COLLINS FAMILY. I REMEMBER WATCHING GARY IN "THE SIXTH SENSE" AND MANY OTHER SHOWS. HE WAS A GOOD ACTOR AND VERY HANDSOME TOO. YOU'LL BE MISSED.
Our family lost our Dad and it definitely changes the way you view life. Our Sympathy to the Collins family. He will always be felt in your hearts. The Crouch family, Dallas, Texas.
We all enjoyed your wonderful presence and you will be missed but now you are with Our Father In Heaven. Condolences to your family members.
Deepest sympathy to the family.
Thanks for the good memories, Gary. RIP
Mary Ann, may God bless you and your family during this time of loss.
My deepest sympathy to the Collins family. May the loving memories of Gary, and the words of God at Psalms 55:22 comfort you.
hi this man will be missed but now he with god now
REMEMBERING YOU WITH A SMILE:)
To the Collins family,our condolences to everyone.R.I.P. YOU WILL BE MISSED.
My prayes go out to garys collins wife and his family.and his fans.and may he rest in peace.Love adrienne radovich becker the granddaughter of the late. jack haley sr .who was the tinman from the wizard of oz