Oneonta, died Jan. 25, 2014, at the residence. Parents William K. and Harriet Elaine Dietz Collins predeceased him. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

Surviving are wife Barbara Stricklin Collins; daughters Flora ( Jack) Goodwin, Cullman, Dawn (Bill) Sullivan, Pinson; son Brian (Rhonda) Collins, Springville; grandchildren Sharayah Bettis, Janay Quattlebaum, Zoie Jones, Justin Netherton, Christine Collins, Kayla Collins, Carrie Collins, Andrew Sullivan, Brittany Sullivan, Gabrielle Sullivan; great-grandchildren Xavier Bettis, Dominique Bettis Dominic Charland, Tyler Landon Collins, Haley Lynn Collins, Aurora Sullivan; siblings Elaine (Ben) Baum, Richard ( Yvonne) Collins, both of New Jersey.

Dan Boatman officiated the noon service held Jan. 30 at The Chapel of Snead Funeral Home with burial at Hood Cemetery. Bill Sullivan, Justin Netherton, Jon Cordell, Norman Stricklin, Dakota Stricklin, and Gerry Stricklin served as pallbearers.