In Memory

Robert Lee Collins

   Robert Lee Collins, age 72, of Jenkins, Kentucky, passed away Monday June 10, 2013, at his home.  He was born on August 18, 1940, at Dunham, Kentucky, and was a lifelong resident of Letcher County, Kentucky.  He was a retired employee of Food City, and in addition to other jobs he worked at, had been employed as a police officer for Jenkins.  Mr. Collins had preached and sang at various local churches, and was a member of the New Beginnings Assembly of God Church in Jenkins.  He was a United States Army veteran.  He liked running, and had participated in running marathons.

   He was a son of the late Andrew & Grace Collins, and was also preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Anderson Collins.  He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Joyce Collins;  two sisters, Pauline Collins and Lucille Collins;  and two brothers, Paul Collins and Ralph Collins.

   Survivors include daughters Lori Collins and spiritual daughter Kim McElroy, of Sergent, Kentucky,  and Jennifer Adams and husband William, of Jenkins;  sons, Robert Neil Collins and wife Denise, of Jenkins,  and Timothy Collins and wife Brenda, also of Jenkins;  eight grandchildren, Darrin, Andrew, Tara, Kaylin, Kody, Corey, Makayla, and Trinity;  a great-granddaughter, Payge;  a sister, Nancy Benge, of Indianapolis, Indiana;  a brother, Larry Collins, of Lenoir, North Carolina;  and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Visitation was on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 11 and June 12, 2013, at New Beginnings Assembly of God Church, in Jenkins.  Funeral services were on Thursday June 13, 2013 at the church, with Pastor Robbie Delph, officiating.  Military rites followed funeral services at the church.  Interment followed at the Jenkins-Payne Gap Cemetery.