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William Collins

May 10, 1930 - August 26, 2015

Burial Date January 1, 1970

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William L. Collins, age 85, passed away August 26, 2015, at 5:55 am, at his home, due to complications from Parkinson’s disease.

William was born May 10, 1930 in Lima, to H. Ross and Helen C. Taylor Collins who preceded him in death. On November 21, 1969 he married Linda Crow Collins, who survives in Lima.

William worked with delinquent youth and opened Safe Harbor Runaway Shelter in Lima. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving active duty in Korea aboard the USS Randolph, USS Forrestal, and USS Oriskany.

Survivors include: eight children and one Stepson, Marvin Crow, Jr. of Mesa AZ, special daughter, Kathy L. Rick Wolfe of Sidney, Deborah, Toni, Becky, Faith, William, Patricia, and Nancy.

He is preceded in death by his brother , Orville E. “Orvie” Collins.

Services will be held Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 1:30 pm at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services – Shawnee Chapel. Burial of cremated remains will take place at a later date in Salem Westminster Cemetery. Military Rites will be provided at the funeral home by the United States Navy and VFW #1275.

Friends may call Thursday, September 3, 2015, from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com


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