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OBITUARIES August 22, 2017

8/9/2017 12:56:00 PM
Robert A. Collins, 81, Johnson Funeral Home, Vallonia

Robert A. Collins, 81 enjoyed being welder

Robert A. "Bob" Collins, 81, of Brownstown died at 5 a.m. Monday, August 07, 2017, at Scott County Hospital in Scottsburg.

Funeral services were Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at Johnson Funeral Home in Vallonia. Burial took place at Vallonia Cemetery in Vallonia.

Mr. Collins was of the Methodist faith. He was a welder and sand and gravel operator and retired from Lee's. Although he worked as a welder, he enjoyed doing it in his spare time as well, and made lots of deer stands for hunters.

Born October 9, 1935, Mr. Collins was the son of James H. & Pauline McKelvy Collins. He married Lilly Myrtle Collins May 23, 1955 in Hanover and she preceded him in death December 17, 2006.

Survivors include his children, Myra (Jerry) Hartley of Hayden and Craig (Tina) Collins of Seymour; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five great-great- grandchildren; and a sister, Louise Hovatter of Waverly, Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Roberta Fiscus; brothers, Fred, Clyde, Joe, and Mack Collins; and sisters, Jean King, Betty Lou Collins, Mae Raymond, and Blanche Smith.

Memorial contributions to Amedisys Hospice or to the donor's choice of charities.

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