Victor "Dale" Collins

Born: Sat., Feb. 25, 1950
Died: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017


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Victor “Dale” Collins, age 66, of Lyons died Thursday morning, January 12, 2017 at Community Hospice of Vidalia after an extended illness.

Dale was a native of Toombs County.  He moved to Jacksonville FL for many years before returning to Toombs County where he resided until his death.  He was a car salesman at Crown Auto Sales in Jacksonville FL and he was a four year veteran of the United States Army.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Mr. Collins was the son of the late Herman Eugene and Mary Honor Collins.  He is also preceded in death by his wife, Margie Silver; his sister, Jewel Collins Parker of Jacksonville, Fl. and his brother, Glynn Eugene Collins of Jesup.

Dale is survived by two sons, Justin Collins and his wife Jennie of Jacksonville, Fl., and Jason Collins of Jacksonville, Fl.; two grandsons, Craig and Jeremiah Collins of Jacksonville, Fl.; three brothers, Frederick Collins and his wife Joyce of Lakeland, Fl., Ronald Collins and his wife Gaynell of Jacksonville, Fl., and Terry Collins and his wife Delainie of Lyons; four sisters, Bobbie Gerber McCoy of Santee, S.C., Roselyn Collins Wiggins of Jacksonville, Fl., Dianne and her husband R.T. Stanley of Lyons,  and Stephanie Talley and her husband Ken of Hilliard, Fl.  Many nieces and nephews also survive.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice of Vidalia.

Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service Lyons Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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dolores fowler james
   Posted Sat January 14, 2017
Some of my fondest childhood memories are the times I spent at the Herman Collins home playing with all those children (I was an only child and totally amazed). I was introduced to the "Grand Ole' Opry" on Sat. nights played on a big radio. I still enjoy that style music and think about the Collins family when I hear Mama Maybelle sing as I'm cruising down the highway.

My deepest sympathy to Dale's family and especially to his surviving siblings.

Beth Grace Morris
   Posted Sat January 14, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Sorry to hear of another of our class passing away. There are many memories of our school days.

Wynelle Batton
   Posted Sat January 14, 2017
Sorry to hear of Dale's passing. Be assured that you all are in my thoughts and prayers!

Peggy Faulk
   Posted Sun January 15, 2017
So sad to hear of Dale's passing at such a young age. Our Aunt Bobbie had spoken fondly about all of her brothers and sisters, and our heart goes out to her at this sad time. May peace be with all of you and may the sun shine brightly and heal the hole in your hearts.
Sincerely, Peggy (niece of Bobbie McCoy)

Linda Bell English
   Posted Mon January 16, 2017
I am so sad to hear of Dale's passing. No doubt, Dale was a member of my second family. Some of the happiest days of my youth were spent at the Collins house with Dianne and her precious mother and siblings. Truly they were the happiest family that I've ever known, and I was thrilled to go there. If I were to write a book, this sweet family would play main characters in my story. I adored Mrs. Mary Honor and loved her like a mother . I was always in awe of the love and happiness that she exudes to her family and all of the "adopted" children such as I who were regular visitors. I know that Dale was blessed and I know that he knew love in abundance. Fly high, Dale, I love you! Your sister Linda Bell! Love and prayers to All of your precious family.

Sue Rustin Grisham
   Posted Tue January 17, 2017
To all of Dale's family: It is so hard when one I have known for such a long time passes. Dale was my sister, Faye's age and always a part of life. Faye often saw him when they both lived in Jacksonville. The Collins family has always been so precious to us especially Mrs. Mary Honor. You all love and comfort each other. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Brenda Slaton Herndon
   Posted Thu January 19, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

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