West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242

Graveside services for William Lee Collins, 65, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at Siloam Springs Cemetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

He was born the son of Anna Jean Collins and the late Basil Odell Collins, on July 24, 1950 in Howell County, Missouri and died May 26, 2016 in West Plains, Missouri.

He was united in marriage December 16, 1968 in Kansas City, Missouri to Glenda Sue Collins, who preceded him in death July 26, 2015.

He is survived by his mother Anna Jean Collins, West Plains; three children, Kevin Lee Collins and wife Darcy Lou, West Plains, Missouri, William James Odell Collins, West Plains, Missouri, and Crystal Twenter and Eric, Stover, Missouri; four brothers, Ricky Lynn McCutcheon, West Plains, Missouri, Jeff, Rocky and Tony Collins all of the state of California, and one sister, Millie Aldridge, Willow Springs, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Cody, Clayton, Chase, Laci, Lexi, Lane, and Lakin; six great grandchildren, Jake, Emma, Eve, Jaci, Tyce, and Kenleigh.

He was preceded in death by his father Basil Odell Collins and one brother, Ronnie Dale McCutcheon.



  1. Linda Sue Ellett
    May 31, 2016 @ 10:20 am

    Willie, will be greatly missed,he was a part of my life as long as I can remember. The times we grew up in were different, as all the family gathered on weekends and holidays …to eat dinner,visit and play cards, I had aunts, uncles and all the cousins there…. we played outside games like kick the can and annie over and king on the mountain…….we were poor but we didn’t know it….there was lots to do and always some kind of food for dinner….and we were blessed with plenty of cousins …and lots of love…we just liked being together and spending time with family……RIP cousin, I love you….and you will be gone but not forgotten


  2. Brandy Russell
    May 31, 2016 @ 3:40 pm

    Willie was a one of a kind of guy. Loved his family very much and always had something to laugh about on the hardest days.


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