Randall "Gene" Collins
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Randall "Gene" Collins, 83, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Pine Haven Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Gene was born in Central City, Kentucky on September 16, 1929. He was a Deacon and Sunday School Superintendent of United General Baptist Church. Gene retired from Whirlpool Corporation in 1990 after 38 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family and his pet cats.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mittie (Reed) Collins; son, Randall "Randy" (Dixie) Collins Jr.; sister, Glenda Sue (Lester) Garrett; grandson, Jeff Allen (Amy) Collins; great-grandchildren, Amanda and Cody Adler, and one great-great-grandchild on the way, all of Evansville, IN.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Zelma and Aubry Collins, and the mother who raised him, Erma (Hinton) Collins, infant daughters, Gloria Dean and Connie Aline Collins, sisters, Earline Mayes and Ruth Ann Burdick.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Fairmont Cemetery in Central City, KY.
Friends may visit from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Monday, May 13, 2013 at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Avenue Evansville, IN 47711.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vanderburgh Humane Society, PO Box 6711 Evansville, IN 47719-6711.
The family would like to say thank you to Pine Haven Health and Rehabilitation Center and a special thank you to Southern Care Hospice for the care they provided.
Condolences may be made online at www.browningfuneral.com.
Browning Funeral Home
738 E. Diamond Ave. Evansville, IN 47711
Published in Courier Press on May 12, 2013