Homer Collins

Homer Lamar Collins, Jr. - SAVANNAH - Homer Lamar Collins, Jr., 72, of Savannah, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Memorial Health Medical Institute, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Savannah, Ga., and was preceded in death by his parents, Homer L. Collins, Sr., and Sarah Louise Brown. He was retired from the Chatham County Police Department after 17 years of service. He drove the First Mobile Crime Lab to Savannah, while working for the Chatham County Police Department. He then worked at the C & S Gun Sales, and Collins Electric Company. He was a man of adventure, having worked for Coastline Travel of Savannah, and worked as a cross country truck driver, and worked with Savannah Toyota Company, until his recent illness. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Montgomery Crossroads Ward, where he was a Counselor to four Bishops, a Scout Leader, a Youth Leader, Young Adult Advisor, and Home Teacher. He was Past President of the Police Officers Association, and he was Past President of the Woodworkers Club of Savannah, a member of the Cobra Club, and attended Commercial High School. After Desert Storm, he traveled to Kuwait to setup Electrical Contractors to rebuild the area. He was jolly and friendly, and always had a joke for his friends. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Jean Brannen Collins, of Savannah, Ga; 3 sons, Homer Lamar Collins, III (Diane), of Guyton, Ga; Alan Lawrence Collins, Sr., (Sherry), of Savannah, Ga., and Robert Fulton Collins, Sr., (Leslie) of Savannah, Ga; 2 daughters, Jean Marie Sapp (Mike) of Savannah, Ga; and Jennifer Miller(Michael) of Savannah, Ga; 9 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. Visitation: 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday at Fairhaven Funeral Home, Hubert C. Baker Chapel. Funeral Services: 11 a.m. Friday, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Montgomery Crossroads Ward. Mr. Collins will be taken to the church to lie in state at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Remembrances may be sent to Island Hospice. Savannah Morning News December 6, 2012 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries.

Funeral Home

Fairhaven Funeral Home, Hubert C. Baker Chapel
7415 Hodgson Memorial Drive Savannah, GA 31406
(912) 927-1999

Published in Savannah Morning News on Dec. 6, 2012