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RICHARD F. COLLINS Richard passed away May 3, 2013 in Escondido, CA. Richard was 83. Known for his love of tennis, golf and great sense of humor, Richard was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Greenville, SC. He attended Christ School in NC and was a 1950 graduate of Clemson. He was proud to be a Clemson Tiger. Richard traveled with his family in 1957 to join the Naval Weapons Center in Norco, Ca where he was a physicist for 25 years. Richard served as a Captain in the Air Force Reserves and was a member of the Navy League. He spent his retirement years with his long time companion Char Killingsworth. He is survived by his daughter, Kim (Gary) Vargas of Escondido, Ca; his son, Joe (Janice) Collins of Nashville, TN; his grandchildren; Garrett, Jordan and Paige Vargas; Alex Collins, Allyson and Amanda Pangborn; and great grandchildren, Wyatt, Kingston and Zoey Vargas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Finley Collins and daughter, Caycee Collins Pangborn. Private burial will be at the Perry Family Cemetery, Greenville, SC later this summer.
Published in Press-Enterprise on May 17, 2013
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