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Willie Lee Collins, Sr.

May 28, 1941 ~ February 4, 2020 (age 78)


On the morning of February 4, 2020, Willie Lee Collins Sr. peacefully passed at Prisma Health Richland in Columbia, South Carolina.  He was 79 years old. 

Willie Sr. was born May 28, 1941 in Columbia, South Carolina to the late Hubert Lee Collins and Catherine Hallum Collins.  He was the second eldest of two brothers and two sisters; the father of four children; and the grandfather of three granddaughters. 

Willie Sr.  was a loving father, son, brother, and friend.  He had a good heart and would share with anyone.  He loved to laugh and have a good time.  Willie Sr. was a graduate of C.A. Johnson High School.  He was formerly employed at R-C Motor Lines and served in the Army Reserve.

He was predeceased by his father, Hubert Lee Collins, mother, Catherine Hallum Collins, and sister, Ethel Mae Collins. 

Willie was dearly loved; and his memories are cherished by his children; sons: Willie Jr., Ronald, and Curtis Collins; daughter, Princetta (Jeffrey) James; grandchildren: Danielle, Victoria, and Olivia James; brothers: Charles and Clarence (Carrie) Collins; and sister, Donella (William) Blakely; and a host of other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.

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February 7, 2020

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bostick Tompkins Funeral Home
2930 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

Funeral Service
February 8, 2020

10:00 AM
Bostick Tompkins Funeral Home
2930 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

Interment (At Later Date)

Fort Jackson National Cemetery
4170 Percival Road
Columbia, SC 29229

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