Collins, 77, of Houston, went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 30th, 2013. Born in Port Arthur, Texas, to Everett and Iris Collins, he is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Dorothy Mae Collins. After serving two years in the US Army, he graduated from The University of Texas
and began his business career, focusing in commercial real estate in Houston, which brought him much fulfillment and many close, lifelong friendships.
He is survived by his children Spencer E. Collins and his wife Laura, Stephen E. Collins, Kristina C. White and her husband Bob, and Amy L. Collins, and his two adored grandchildren Stephanie Collins and John Dawson White. The family would like to thank his caretaker Jo West for her nurturing care of him in his last three months of his life.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, September 3rd at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 2450 River Oaks Blvd, Houston. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Coastal Conservation Association-Texas 6919 Portwest Dr., Houston, TX 77024.