Gilbert Collins

Gilbert Preston Collins
October 31, 1931 - February 23, 2014
Gilbert Preston Collins, 82, died Sunday, February 23, 2014 at his residence. He was born October 31, 1931 in High Point, NC, a son of the late Randall Dee and Vergie Mae Edwards Collins.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Mary Jane Childress Collins and a brother, Donald Mack Collins.
Gilbert was a loving father and grandfather. He loved people and never met a stranger. Gilbert enjoyed his career, driving trucks.
Mr. Collins is survived by his children, Dale Preston Collins (Erika) of Myrtle Beach, Gilbert Alan Collins (Joan) of High Point and Frankie Renee Collins of Conway; two sisters, Darlene Collins Johnson (James O.) of High Point and Linda Gail Tucker of Myrtle Beach; ten grandchildren Robert P. Collins, Shawn P. Collins, Josh Acosta, Madison Collins, Isai Acosta, Jacob P. Collins, Tommy Jr. Arends, Jannie Arends, Preston Arends and Heather Arends; three great grandchildren, Tallon Arends, Nichlous Orlando and Mary Jane Orlando.
Funeral Services will be held 2pm Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Mt. Ariel Baptist Church with Rev. J. T. Adams officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
A Graveside Service will be held 1pm Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Sandy Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery, 2223 Sandy Ridge Road, High Point, NC 27265.
Please sign a guestbook at watsonfuneralservices.com.
Watson Funeral Services and Crematory, 2300 Hwy 378, Conway, SC is serving the family.


Published in The Sun News on Feb. 25, 2014