Robert Lowell Collins was called home to be with our Lord on Monday, December 23, 2013, at Quail Creek Skilled Nursing Home from complications of a stroke and pneumonia. He was born on November 29, 1937 in Bedford, IA to Russell and Edna (Harland) Collins.
Robert graduated from New Market High School, New Market, IA in 1956. He attended Drake University. He worked for Monarch Range Co. before joining IDS Financial. This job brought him to Springfield in 1971 as Divisional Manager. In 1978, he left that position to start Land O' Lakes Insurors. He retired in 2003. He also was part owner of Apple Agency in Seymour, Missouri.
He was a member of Elks Lodge 409 for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter.
He is survived by his wife, Linda, one daughter and a son, Warren and his wife, Jane and grandsons, Alex and Davis of Springfield, MO , one sister and a brother Gary and his wife Nancy of Greenwood, MO as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Bob attended Glendale Christian Church until his health declined.
We want to thank the staff of Quail Creek, particularly the staff of Chestnut Neighborhood, for the care and love given not only to Bob, but also the family over the past 18 months.
Services for Robert will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Greenlawn Funeral Home East with interment to follow at Rivermonte Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, December 27, 2013 in the funeral home.
Donations may be made to
or to The Cause at Glendale Christian Church.
Greenlawn Funeral Home East - Springfield
3540 E. Seminole Springfield, MO 65809
Published in the News-Leader on Dec. 26, 2013