TROY - David G. "Skip" Collins, 77, of Troy, passed away Monday morning, Oct. 1, 2012, at the Sterling House of Troy.
He was born Nov. 21, 1934, in Shelbyville, Ind. to Chauncey G. and Jean (Richards) Collins. He was married to Judith Ann "Judy" (Goddard) Collins who survives.
In addition to his wife, Dave is survived by his son, Scott (Hazel) Collins of Elkhart, Ind.; daughters: Nancy Collins of Richland, Wash. and Kathie (Rich) Krainak of Nashville, Tenn.; sister, Beverly Fulkman of Tulsa, Okla.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Don E. Collins.
He attended the Miami University. He was a U.S. Army
Veteran having served in the Korean War
and received outstanding trainee in basic training. He was also a proud member of the NRA, Deepwater Yacht Club, and the Celina Eagles. Dave was the owner and operator of the David G. Collins Insurance Company.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with the Chaplain Steve Fox officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy with Veterans Honor Guard services.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, and from 1-2 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.
A private memorial will be held at the Celina Eagles at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 3131 S. Dixie Drive, Dayton, Ohio 45439.
Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com