Tommy Gene Collins was born in Licking, Missouri , the son of Everett Collins and Flora “Adeline” (Thompson) Collins on July 24th, 1955 and departed this life on December 1st, 2015, at his home in Pomona, Missouri at the age of 60 years.
He was united in marriage September 2nd, 1977 at Lighthouse Church in Siloam Springs, Missouri to Robin Lee (Hill) Collins.
Tommy was a kind and humble person who loved his family. He demonstrated his love in a lot of ways, none greater than working hard to provide for his loved ones. Tommy found humor and the positive in people and their lives. He always wanted to do the right thing and was a role model for many. He enjoyed hunting and spending time with his grandchildren. The memories we have of him will live on with us.
We can find comfort in knowing that Jesus is who he said He is – the Son of God.
“Martha said to him, I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day. Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies and whoever lives and believes I me will never die.”
-John 11: 25-26
He is survived by his wife, Robin Collins, of the home in Pomona, Missouri; three children, Anna Michel and husband, Mark of West Plains, Tommy Gene Collins II and wife, Amanda Collins of Lebanon, Missouri, and Justin Collins of Pomona, Missouri ; Eight grandchildren Edward and Madison Michel; Jacob, Saria, Kellsie and Natinael Collins; Hailee and Lindsey Collins; five brothers Orville Dean Collins of Pomona, Missouri, Mikel Collins of West Plains, Missouri, Ranol Collins of Pottersville, Missouri, Steavy Collins of Rover, Missouri, Bruce Collins of Pomona, Missouri ; three sisters, Nancy Sympson of Pomona, Missouri, Thelma Caldwell of Thayer, Missouri and Belinda Kuntz of Peace Valley, Missouri; Wanda Hill (mother in law) and many brother and sister- in laws , nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Everett and Flora Collins, Robert Lee Hill (father-in-law); five brothers, Ronald, Edward Randy, Robert, Kelly, Keith Collins, three sisters, Carolyn Moffitt, Mildred Harmon and Ann Turnbull, one infant great granddaughter Phoenix Leann Tooley and two brothers in law Charles Steven Hill and Rick Moffitt.
Graveside services will be held at Buff/Oak Grove Cemetery near Pomona, Missouri at 2:00pm on Friday December 4, 2015. Family visitation will be from 6-8pm at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in West Plains Thursday December 3, 2015.