James R Collins Sr  May 4 1924  October 3 2022 (age 98)

James R Collins Sr May 4 1924 October 3 2022 (age 98)

May 4 1924 October 3 2022 (age 98)
Obituary James R. Collins Sr. “Poppa” passed away peacefully at home on Monday, October 3, 2022. He was born on May 4, 1924, to the late Lucille Peck and Kenneth Bell, in Indianapolis, Indiana. James enlisted in the United States Navy and honorably served his country. After being discharged from the Navy, he moved to New York and met the love of his life, the former Marie R. Watson, at her uncle’s concession stand. On March 29, 1971, they were united in holy matrimony. They later made Englewood, NJ their permanent home. He retired from General Motors (logistics) and later drove for Black and White Cab Company as well as the school bus for disabled children. At the age of 88, he finally decided to retire and spend more time with his wife. Throughout the years his favorite hobby was bowling. He joined a bowling league and won several trophies. He also enjoyed playing solitaire on the computer for hours, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, and connect four. His favorite eating places were KFC, the Englewood Diner, as well as IHOP and let’s not forget his ice-cold Pepsi. James was also preceded in death by his wife, Marie R. Collins; son, James R. “Snookie” Collins Jr.; four grandchildren He leaves to cherish his fond memories with his two daughters, Vennisha Anderson of Virginia and Jean Gabriel of Texas; grandchildren, Chantel Anderson, Channa Anderson, Tynai’ Barnes, Saraye Cuffee, Karleigh Anderson, Kenneth Anderson, Morris, Sonya, Eddie, Ronald, Tanya, Simone, Frederick Jr., Amishe, Keven, Michelle Collins, Goldie Gabriel Johnson (Michael), Michael Beau Johnson, Kimberly Ballou Johnson, Amonee Haley (Sydney Haley), Angela Stewart (Aaron), and Lillian Gabriel; great-grandchildren, Aaron Stewart Jr., Gabrielle Sumpter, Azarel Haley, McKinley Haley, Xander Haley, and Titan Haley; daughter-in-law, Sylvia Collins; and a host of other loving relatives and friends. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 13, 2022, at Whiting’s Funeral Home. Livestream will be available at the beginning of the service. Mr. Collins may be viewed on Thursday beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the hour of his service in the funeral home. Professional services entrusted to the staff of Whiting’s Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. 757-229-3011 whitingsfuneralhome.com To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James R. Collins Sr., please visit our floral store.

Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of James R Collins Sr May 4 1924 October 3 2022 (age 98).

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Death notice for the town of: Donaldsonville, state: Louisiana

death notice James R Collins Sr May 4 1924 October 3 2022 (age 98)

obituary notice James R Collins Sr May 4 1924 October 3 2022 (age 98)

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