June 23, 1936 - November 30, 2020
Sammy(Sam) F. Collins (84), passed away peacefully in his sleep Monday. November 30, 2020 at Shelby Baptist Hospital. He was survived by his children Tammy Brand(Bobby Sr.), Frank Watson(Janis), Benny Watson(Ericka), and Victor Watson; his grandchildren Tiffany Lucas(David), Kathryn Fields(Jacob), Bobby Brand Jr.(Dawn), Jonathan Brand(Crystal), Michele Mroz(Eric), Curtis Latham(Pauli), Christy Folker, Victor Ray Watson(Melissa), Allison Watson, and Melanie Watson; great-grandchildren Remi and Penny Lucas, Noah, Emmy, and Deklan Fields, Amanda, Taylor, Bailey, Hunter, and Alexander Brand, Dylan and Kaden Mroz, Caleb and Lilli Latham, Felicia Folker; two brothers Joseph Collins(Joyce), Leland Collins(Linda); and numerous nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his wife of forty years Ruth Collins, Parents Joseph and Ruby Collins, and brother Nicky Collins. He was born June 23, 1936 in Shelby County to Joseph and Ruby Collins. He graduated from Mcadory High School in 1954and received his Associates Degree in business from UAB. He worked for Liberty National Life Insurance for forty years as a door to door salesman . His energy was magnetic, and he had a way of commanding a room’s attention. He was an avid story teller and loved to reminisce on the good old days. He was a religious man with a deep rooted belief in Christ. He had a lifelong love of travel and adventure that he spoke of often. He valued family over everything and treasured all time that he was surrounded by loved ones. He was beloved husband,father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He never met a stranger anywhere he went. He will be remembered for his lively spirit, kind heart, outgoing personality, and generous soul. Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 from 10 AM until 11 AM at McCalla Memorial Funeral Home. A graeside service will be held on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 at 11:30 AM at Highland Memorial Gardens.
Sammy(Sam) F. Collins (84), passed away peacefully in his sleep Monday. November 30, 2020 at Shelby Baptist Hospital. He was survived by his children Tammy Brand(Bobby Sr.), Frank Watson(Janis), Benny Watson(Ericka), and Victor Watson; his... View Obituary & Service Information
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