Mr. Collins was a member of the All Nations Church in Marion. He was a 50-year member of Local Laborers Union 773 in Marion and had retired as a Marion city employee in 1997.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Hannah Mae Herren Collins; two sons, Darrin Collins and wife Paris and Damon Collins, all of Marion; one grandson, Dylan Collins of Marion; one granddaughter, Kelsey Collins of Marion; one brother, Jimmy Collins and wife Joyce of Karnak; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Kate Cox Collins; one sister, Wanda Collins Spurlock; and one daughter-in-law, Mendy Richard Collins.
Funeral service was held Friday at Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak with Rev. Bruce Fox officiating. Burial followed at Lower Salem Cemetery in Massac County.