Willie Collins, 98, of Redfox, died Friday, July 26 at the hospice care center in Hazard. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired coal miner.
He was the son of the late George Collins and the late Elizabeth Collins, and was also preceded in death by his wife, Dema Couch Collins; sister Sylvia Tyree; and brothers Ozel and Millard Collins.
He is survived by his daughter, Libby Muczynski and husband Robert of Michigan; son George Collins and wife Arlene of Bonnyman; step-son Freddie Adams and wife Caldonia of Whitesburg; along with 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and a host of family and friends.
Arrangements were handled by Maggard Mountain View Chapel of Hazard, where the funeral service was held on Monday, July 29 with Emmitt Campbell, Clyde Kilburn, and Oscar Collins officiating. Entombment was at Mountain View Memorial Garden in Hazard.