Joseph Breckenridge Collins, Sr.


Mr. Joseph Breckenridge Collins, Sr., age 84, Johnson City, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the Christian Care Center, Johnson City.
Mr. Collins was born in Trenton, NC and son of the late Fay Roy & Agnes Monk Collins. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, William Collins and Roy Collins, and sister-in-law Pearl Collins.
He was a United States Air Force Veteran having served during the Korean War. He worked many years at Sears as the warehouse manager and retired from a materials management career after working ten years in the Saudi Arabian hospital system. He enjoyed traveling the world with his wife and always looked forward to their next adventure. He was an avid reader and loved to work crossword puzzles. He had many friends all over the world. He most enjoyed family gatherings and singing with his brothers and cousins.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Clatie McLean Collins, Johnson City; his brother, Greg Collins, and sister-in-law Mary Lib Collins; daughter and son-in-law, Jane Collins Eddy & Michael Eddy, Johnson City; son and daughter-in-law, Joseph B. “Breck” Collins, Jr. & Linda Collins, Denver, NC; grandchildren, Kellie Collins, Breck Collins, Wesley Collins, Jordan Eddy and Leah Eddy; and two great-grandchildren, Garrett and Peyton Allen.
The family would like to thank the staff and care givers of the Christian Care Center and James H. Quillen VA Medical Center for their wonderful loving care.
Funeral services will be conducted 6:00 pm Saturday, January 30. 2016 at the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Richard Long officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 pm Saturday prior to the service.
Interment services will be conducted 10:45 am Monday, February 1, 2016 at Mountain Home National Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jordan Eddy, Breck and Wesley Collins and Garrett and Peyton Allen.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Northeast Tennessee Chapter 207 N. Boone St. Suite 1500 Johnson City, TN 37604 or the American Cancer Society at 508 Princeton Rd #102, Johnson City, TN 37601.

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02-01-2016 Leon and Sue LeBlanc
So sorry to read of Joe's passing. Our sympathy and prayers to Clatie and all of Joe's family. Leon and Sue
01-29-2016 Debra & Kirby Hill
We only knew Joe for just two months as he and my father Frank Silvers were roommates. But I can say what a pleasure it was to have known him and the family. We send our condolences and pray that you will have the peace that passes all understanding during this time of loss. Debra Hill
01-29-2016 Mike Collins
Joe was a tremendous man, and I will miss him, as I know all of the family will. I know he was a great father to all of his children. My love to all of you. Mike
01-29-2016 Barbara Tunnell
Clatie, Jane, Breck and family. Was reading paper and saw Joe's death notice. I am in Florida and will not be able to come to services. Wanted you to know that you have my sympathy and prayers. Have very fond memories of my great former neighbors. Barbara
01-28-2016 Gary Pardue
All the Collin's family All of us here in Florida were saddened by the news of Joe's death. Paul, Amy and Lee along with Chrissie and I send our love and prayers to all the family. We cherish all the great memories over the years surrounding Joe & Claytie and all your family. He will be missed by all of us. Love Gary and Chrissie & Family


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