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ODESSA Bobby Gene Collins, age 63, of Odessa, TX, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Hospice House of Odessa. He was born August 26, 1949 to Bob Collins and Johnny White. He attended Permian High School. He served proudly in the US Marines where he was deployed to Vietnam. While in Vietnam, he served as an MP and bodyguard to a general. He was wounded and medically discharged, coming home in 1969. He was the recipient of two Purple Hearts.
He is preceded in death by his father: Bob Collins and mother and stepdad: Johnny White and Calvin White. Also awaiting him on the other side are his wife: Karen Collins and their twins, as well as his beloved grandmother: Euna Davidson, and his little sister: Nichole.
Those left to carry on his memory are his sisters: Suzan Williams and husband Bobby, Devorah and Pat; brothers: Jade, Shawn, and Blake; his children: Betty Nix, Christopher Hollis, Zachariah Hollis and wife Maggie, Micha Womack and wife Cherlene, James Collins, Bobbie Collins, Nila Wood, J.D. Grimley and wife Tara, Matthew Collins, and Melissa Miller. He is also survived by twenty-two grandchildren: Russell, Beverly, Elexis, Jonah, Jaycee, Isaiah, Joshuah, Gage, Jade, Ta'lyr, Hana, Dylan, Zachary, Haylea, Kaileb, Jude, Haleigh, Alleigh, Asa, Cryslan, Calissa, and Justice; special friend: Trina Roper; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He left a tremendous legacy and will be deeply missed.
Memorial services with military honors will be 2:00 pm Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Reverend Jimmy Braswell. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University, Odessa and condolences to the family may be sent online at acreswestfuneral.com.
Published in Odessa American on Nov. 2, 2012
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