Starke - William Collinsworth 84, passed away peacefully at the Macclenny Nursing and Rehab, Center in Maclenny after an extended illness. He was the son of the late Barney Collinsworth and Nell Parson Collinsworth.

He was preceded in death by a son Barney Collinsworth.

He was an Airforce - Army Korean Veteran. He served 25 years in Service. After he retired he worked 10 years at Fla. State Prison at Starke. He was a member of the International Church of God; V.F.W.; American Legion Airforce Sgt. Assoc. and Amvets, Life time Member.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years; Blanche Andrews Collinsworth; 2 sons John A. Collinsworth and Jesse Collinsworth and wife Sara all of Starke; grandchildren David; "Tyler; Brittany; Michael; and Jesse; 2 great grandchildren Haley and Emarie; 2 Brothers Buddy and Jimmy Collinsworth.

Funeral services will be held Monday Morning at 11:00A.M. in the Chapel of Archer Funeral Rome in Lake Butler. Family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 3 to 5 P.M. Burial will be in Elcey Chapel Cemetery after the funeral on Monday.

Published in Gainesville Sun from Nov. 18 to Nov. 19, 2012