GROVETOWN, Ga. - Mr. Charles Edward Collins, 63, entered into rest on Thursday, September 19, 2013. Mr. Collins was born in Kentucky but was raised in Doylestown, OH. After graduating from Chippewa High School, he enlisted in the US Army during the Vietnam War and retired after 21 years of service. Following retirement he worked as a lineman for Bellsouth until his medical retirement. Mr. Collins fought medical illnesses for many years but found comfort in his family. Family members include daughters: Stephanie Bussey and husband Michael, Jackie Weis and husband Kenney, Jennifer Guilbeau and husband Shane; grandchildren: Gabriel Bussey, Noah Bussey, Chloe Weis, Colin Weis, Caleb Bussey, Sophia Guilbeau, Olivia Guilbeau, Tristen Bussey, Ethan Bussey; brother: Claude Collins; and sisters: Rita Krahl and Suda Miller. He is preceded in death by his parents: A.C. and Mina Collins and sister, Cleo Pond. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Monday, September 23, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. in the chapel of Thomas Poteet & Son. Memorial contributions may be made to the CSRA Wounded Warrior Care Project, P.O. Box 31358, Augusta, GA 30903. The family will receive friends Monday from 3:00 P.M. until the time of the service at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com
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Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors
214 Davis Road
Augusta, GA 30907
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Sept. 22, 2013