Vernon Collins, 85, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at Hospice Savannah.
Vernon was born to the late Bennie and Lonie S. Collins. He was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Garden City, served his country in the U.S. Air Force and retired from Union Camp after 41 years of service. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting and working out at the Fitness One Gym at Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Jeanette Mitchell Collins of Savannah; children, Tony Vernon Collins and wife Sandra of Sims, N.C., and Judy Collins Kessler and husband Craig of Rincon; grandchildren, Madelyn Kessler Lowrimore and husband Patrick of Guyton, and Austin Collins Kessler of Rincon; sister, Joyce C. Carter of El Dorado, Ark.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lewis and Vicki Mitchell of Savannah, as well as several nieces and nephews.
The visitation will be Saturday, July 13, from 10-11 a.m., followed by a celebration of life service at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Greenwich Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be given to Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416 or to the First Baptist Church of Garden City, 35 Nelson Avenue, Garden City, GA 31408.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.stricklandandsonsfuneralhome.com.