Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 12, 2013

Bud Collins Jr.


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

WINFIELD, W.Va. — Bud Collins Jr.

WINFIELD, W.Va. — Bud Collins, Jr., age 67 of Winfield, W.Va., formerly of War, W.Va. died Monday, April 8, 2013 at the Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, W.Va. He was born April 4, 1946 in Jackson, Ohio and was a son of the late Rev. Bud Collins, Sr. and Mattie Helton Collins. Bud had worked most of his life as a machinist for CSX Railroad and was a member of the Union. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, and enjoyed sitting at his kitchen table, drinking coffee and listening to Bluegrass Music. Bud was of the Christian faith, having recently affirmed his faith in the Lord Jesus. He was a great man and will be missed by all who had the honor of knowing him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Benny, Edward, and John Collins.

Survivors include his loving wife of 44 years, Linda Herzner Collins; three daughters, Tammy Miller and husband, Dave and Ashley Carpenter and husband, Justin, both of Winfield, W.Va., and Paula Campbell and husband, Joey of Belle, W.Va.; two sons, Dwayne Collins and wife Melanie and Paul David Collins, both of Winfield, W.Va.; two step-sons, Philip Herzner and wife, Christina and Edward Napier, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; three sisters, Margaret Mullins and husband, Jackie of Raysal, W.Va., Patty Jones of North Tazewell, Va., and Laura Howard and husband, Ron of Corinth, Ky.; four brothers, Paul Collins and wife, Loretta of Princeton, W.Va., Kelly Collins of Hillsville, Va., Sherman Collins and wife, Effie and Manuel Collins, both of War, W.Va.; very special sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Darlene and Bobby Sheldon of Ohio; twelve grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; other family members and friends also survive.

Graveside and Interment Services for Bud Collins, Jr. will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Greenhills Memory Gardens in Claypool Hill, Va., with the Rev. Joey Campbell and Rev. Robert Huddler officiating. Pallbearers will be Dylan Campbell, Justin Dunlap, Justin Carpenter, Kelly Collins, Bobby Sheldon, and A.J. Womacks. Honorary Pallbearers are Morris Jones and Clarence Herron. Those wishing to travel with the family in procession to the cemetery are ask to meet at the funeral home by 1:30  p.m.

The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013 at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Tazewell, Va.

Hurst -Scott Funeral Home in Tazewell, Va. is serving the family of Mr. Collins and those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at www.hurstscottfuneralhomes.com.