Jimmie Ray Collins Funeral services for Jimmie Ray Collins will be held on Monday, May 20, 2013, at 10 a.m. in the Fort Towson First Baptist Church with Pastor Neil Thornburg officiating with burial following in the Fort Towson Cemetery in Fort Towson, Okla. ,Jimmie went to be with His Lord in his home on May 17, 2013, at the age of 76. Jimmie was born Sept. 9, 1936, in Ft. Towson, Okla., the son of Jimmy and Beulah (Maddux) Collins. He was born and raised in Fort Towson and graduated in 1954. He married Dolores Ann Collins, in Fort Towson, Okla. Jimmie had a career as an educator for 44 years, teaching as a math teacher for many years, and then was promoted as a high school principal in Ralls between 1971-1979. He was then promoted as an assistant superintendent, and retired as the superintendent of schools, the last three years of his career at Floydada, Texas. Jimmie loved his children and his grandchildren very much, and enjoyed deer hunting and fishing. He was a great father and grandfather. Jimmie had the ability to build any type of building just by designing the structure himself, a talented carpenter in his own natural ability. Jimmie is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dolores Ann Collins of the home in Denison, Texas; son, Dr. Terry Collins and wife Pamela; their children, Mechelle Helmberger, Jacob Collins and Callie Collins of Stillwater, Okla., son, Tony Collins of Denison and Tony's daughter, Allison Cooper of Borger, Texas; daughter, Cynthia DeAnn Collins of Fort Towson, Okla., and DeAnn's daughter, Emily Posey of Roby, Texas; one great-grandson, Collin Helmberger; one brother, Billy Roy Collins and wife Mary Nell of Charleston, S.C. The family will receive friends today, May 19, 2013, between 2-4 p.m. in the Prater-Lampton-Mills & Coffey Chapel in Hugo, Okla. Family and friends are also invited to sign the guest book or send private condolences to the family at www.praterlampton.com.
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Published in Plainview Daily Herald from May 19 to May 20, 2013