Frank Daniel Collins

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Frank Daniel "Buddy" Collins, 90, died on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Meadowbrook Nursing Home at Pulaski.

He was born in Diana, Tenn., on Feb. 10, 1924; served in the US Army during World War II; was a member of the First United Methodist Church for 63 years, and a member of the Morgan Stone Sunday School Class and the American Legion. He had 65 years of service with Pulaski Fire Department, worked at Genesco, Vultec in Nashville, Harwell Esso Station, White & Collins Grocery, worked for Oman and Cartwright Construction companies, Pulaski Water & Sewer Department, and retired from Heil Quaker in Lewisburg.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jerre Collins; parents, Willie Thomas Collins Sr. and Johnnie Roberta Whitworth Collins; brothers, Bobby Joe, Charles, Willie Jr. and Owen Collins; sister, Ann Thomas; and grandson, Daniel Eli Collins.

He is survived by his sons, Danny Collins and wife Beverly and Don Collins and wife Gina, all of Pulaski; daughter, Cathy Collins of Pulaski; sister, Becky Allen of Barnesville, Ohio; grandchildren, Stephanie Collins, Kim Miller and John, and Dedi Kersey and Brian; and great-grandchildren, Grayson Miller, Derek Kersey and Gibson Miller.

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 2, at Carr & Erwin Funeral Home, followed by burial in Maplewood Cemetery with military honors.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.

Carr & Erwin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.