David G. "Skip" Collins, age 77, of Troy, Ohio passed away Monday morning, October 1, 2012, at the Sterling House of Troy. He was born on November 21, 1934 in Shelbyville, Indiana to Chauncey G. and Jean (Richards) Collins. He was married to Judith Ann "Judy" (Goddard) Collins who survives.
In addition to his wife, Dave is survived by his son, Scott (Hazel) Collins of Elkhart, Indiana; daughters: Nancy Collins of Richland, Washington and Kathie (Rich) Krainak of Nashville, Tennessee; sister, Beverly Fulkman of Tulsa, Oklahoma; 7 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Don E. Collins.
He attended the Miami University. He was a US Army Veteran having served in the Korean War and received Outstanding Trainee in Basic Training.
He was also a proud member of the NRA, Deepwater Yacht Club, and the Celina Eagles.
Dave was the owner and operator of the David G. Collins Insurance Company.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2012 at the Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with the Chaplain Steve Fox officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy with Veterans Honor Guard services. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 4, 2012 and from 1-2PM on Friday October 5, 2012 at the funeral home.
A private memorial will be held at the Celina Eagles at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 3131 S. Dixie Drive, Dayton, Ohio 45439.
Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com.