Rodney Collins

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Rodney E. Collins, 70, of Wheelersburg, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2014, at his home. He was born May 17, 1943, in Warren, Ohio, to the late William E. and Mozelle Collins. He was a 1961 graduate of Champion High School in Warren, Ohio. Rodney worked at Greer Steele for 30 years. He was a retired Publisher from Heartland Publications in Hopewell, Virginia. He also worked at the First Christian Church in Portsmouth where he served as chairmen of the board and was also a member. He was a lover of animals and enjoyed working on cars. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Gary Collins.

Rodney is survived by his wife, Cynthia K. Lutz Collins who he married on May 8, 1968; a son Christopher E. Collins of Lake Butler, FL; a daughter, Tina K. Whaley of Wheelersburg; four grandchildren, Zakary Collins, Bryan Jordan, Brandon Collins and Tempestt Collins; and several great- grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, January 5, 2014, at the First Christian Church in Portsmouth with David Malone officiating. Friends may call at Roger W. Davis Funeral Home in West Portsmouth from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to the service at the church.

The family request that donations be made to First Christian Church and Sierra's Haven.

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Roger W Davis Funeral Home - West Portsmouth
1310 3rd Street
West Portsmouth, OH 45663
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Published in The Daily Times from Jan. 2 to Jan. 3, 2014