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COLLINS, Ezra age 83, of Middletown, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Woodlands Assisted Living where he had resided for three years. He was born September 26, 1930 in Clemons, Kentucky and lived in Middletown since he was nine years of age. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Ezra was employed as a welder at Armco Steel and retired in 1975 after 23 years of service. He was a member and former chaplain and managed the Needy Fund at the D.A.V. Chapter 131. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 218, the V.F.W. Miami Valley Post 3809, the Moose Lodge 501, the Orioles Nest 193 and the Eagles Aerie 528. Preceding him in death were his father, Estal Colllins; his mother, Lucinda (Spencer) Williams; his step-father, Arza Williams; his wife Louise Collins in 2006; his first wife, Barbara Collins; one son, Thomas Lee Collins; two brothers, Bill Williams and Estal Collins; and one sister, Dorma DeBord. He is survived by eight children, Charles Moon, Jim (Theresa) Collins, Vicki Roberts, Mike Moon, Greg (Evelyn) Collins, Carla (Kerry) Smith, Daryl Collins and Scott Collins; nine grandchildren, Amy Lawson, Todd Smith, Tracey Seahorn, Amy Hamel, Josh Collins, Robert Moon, Michelle Moon, Brandon Roberts, and Danelle Mitchell; fourteen great grandchildren; one sister, Dortha Goforth; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown. Funeral services will be Monday, August 18, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Jacob Niven, Minister, officiating. Interment will be at Butler County Memorial Park, Trenton, Ohio, with Military Services by Middletown Combined Honor Guard. Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami Valley. Arrangements by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown. Condolences may be made to the family at www.herr-riggs.com

Published in Journal-News on Aug. 15, 2014
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