January 4, 2020
William “Billy” Howard Collins, Sr. 88, of Sylvan Springs, AL went home to be with the Lord on January 4, 2020. Billy was preceded in death by his beautiful wife, Mary Jane (Wade) Collins of 68 years; his parents Johnny W. Collins, Sr. & Luella Collins; brother Johnny W. Collins, Jr.; sisters Annie Hanson, Ruth Vines and Eva Cox. He is survived by his daughters Denise Stinson (Tony) of Cumming, GA, Karen Collins of Birmingham, AL, Melony Feazell (Tom) of Sylvan Springs, AL; and son, William “Bill” Collins, Jr. of Sylvan Springs, AL; grandchildren Michael Minyard, Laura Camp (Branden), Tyler Peters (Sarah), Caroline Sloan (John), Bonnie Stinson, Mary Beth Stinson, Sean Collins (Savanna), and Korrie Collins; great grandchildren, Hunter Minyard and Daisy Peters. Billy was raised at Birmingport, AL and graduated from Oak Grove High School. He was a proud Veteran of the Korean War, a Deacon and a Mason. He retired from Gulf Oil Corporation after 32 plus years. After leaving Gulf Oil he spent 5 years with First Birmingham Securities and another 5 years with the Jefferson County Board of Education. He also loved working at his church. He enjoyed wood crafts and giving things he made to friends and family. He also loved to make and send Get Well Cards, Birthday Cards and just a card to say thinking about you. The visitation will be from 12:30 PM until 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at Peoples Chapel Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 2:00 PM at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, he requested that you please donate to the building fund at Maytown Baptist Church.
William “Billy” Howard Collins, Sr. 88, of Sylvan Springs, AL went home to be with the Lord on January 4, 2020. Billy was preceded in death by his beautiful wife, Mary Jane (Wade) Collins of 68 years; his parents Johnny W. Collins,... View Obituary & Service Information
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