Darrell E. Collins, Sr.
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RAY: Darrell E. Collins, Sr., 85, of Ray, died 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014 at his residence unexpectedly.
He was born August 8, 1928, in Ross County, to the late James and Grace Price Collins. On April 13, 1995, he married the former Marlene M. Higley who survives.
Also surviving are children, Darrell E. (Norma) Collins, Jr, of Mesa, AZ, Robert L. (Kimberly M) Collins, of Chillicothe, Wayne A. Collins and companion Theresa Smith, of Chillicothe, James (Jody) Collins, of Chillicothe, Mary E. Collins, of Portsmouth, Chad (Chrissy) Miller, of Urbana, Clay Miller, of Oregon and Jackie (Chad) Townsend, of Cincinnati; many grandchildren; many great grandchildren; brothers, C.D. (Dottie) Collins, of Englewood, FL and Robert Collins, of Chillicothe; and brothers-in-law, Paul (Bobbie) Higley, of Londonderry and Frank (Bev) Higley, of Chillicothe. He leaves behind his companion, Winchester. Darrell was predeceased by a sister, Carol Black and brothers, Leroy and Richard Collins.
Darrell attended First Wesleyan Church. He retired from Southeastern High School and was the co-owner of the former Collins and Son.
A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014 in the WARE FUNERAL HOME with Rev. Fred Fox and Rev. Robert Alan Collins officiating. There will be no calling hours.
You may sign his online register at www.warefh.com
Ware Funeral Home
121 West Second Street Chillicothe, OH 45601
Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on Apr. 27, 2014