Willis F. Collins Jr.

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Willis F. Collins, Jr.
JACKSON, SC - Graveside Services for Mr. Willis F. Collins, Jr., 81, who entered into rest August 10, 2015, will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock in Jackson Memorial Cemetery. Dr. Mark Riser officiating.
Mr. Collins was a native of Ellenton, South Carolina, having made Jackson his home for the past 60 years. He was a member, former Deacon, and Sunday School Teacher at Matlock Baptist Church. Mr. Collins was a member of the last graduating class of Ellenton High School, and upon graduation served an apprenticeship and became a pipefitter with Local 150. Mr. Collins worked as a draftsman at the Savannah River Plant for 44 years. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who enjoyed gardening and was an avid Clemson Football fan.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Betty Faye Greene Collins; three daughters, Donna Collins McDaniel, North Augusta, SC, Betsy Collins Furtick (Keith), Jackson, SC and Kaye Collins Kennamer (Gary), North Augusta, SC; two sisters, Mary Nell Berry, North Augusta, SC and Lynda LaBruyere, Chapin, SC; six grandchildren, Amy McIver Danner, Will Furtick, Joseph Furtick, Andrew Furtick, Matthew Kennamer and Kaitlyn Kennamer; three great-grandchildren, Luke Danner, Carson Furtick and Nathan Danner.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home this Tuesday evening from 6 until 8.
Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803.278.1181).
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Aug. 11, 2015