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William Robert 'Bill' Collins, Sr., 72, of Kingsport,
Sullivan Co TN, passed away suddenly on Tuesday morning,
February 22, 2011, at his residence.
He was recently retired from Kingsport Times News after 30
years service and was a former employee of Holston Defense.
Bill was a graduate of Lynn View High School and is the
former owner-operator of Tall Oaks Kennel in Kingsport. He
was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Henrietta Blevins
Collins; and his son, William 'Bill' Collins, Jr.
Survivors include his daughter-in-law, Sandra Collins;
three grandchildren, Aaron R. Collins, Eli Collins, and
Tyler Shanks, all of Kingsport, TN; his brother, Gary
Collins and wife Patricia, of Church Hill, TN; several
nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m., on
Sunday, February 27, 2011, at Carter-Trent Funeral Home,
520 Watauga Street, Kingsport.
Military graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on
Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at Mountain Home National Cemetery,
Mountain Home, TN, conducted by the American Legion Hammond
Post # 3 and Gate City Post #265, with Pastor Jeff Smith
officiating. The American Legion Honor Guard will serve as
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport is serving
the Collins family.
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