Mr. Roy Lee Collins, age 96, Johnson City, passed away Friday, August 20, 2021 at The Waters of Johnson City.
Mr. Collins was born in the Leesburg Community and son of the late Cecil & Addie McKee Collins. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Evona Guinn Collins, sister, Mary Osborne, and a brother, James D. “Jim” Collins.
He was a WWII Veteran having served in the Navy-Air Force as a Tail Gunner.
Mr. Collins was a Salesman by trade. He retired from Auto Parts Company of Johnson City in 1990. He had a kind and gentle spirit and appreciated the goodness of people. He enjoyed buying and trading miscellaneous items, collecting, hunting, gardening and raising animals.
Survivors include his children, Debbie Collins, Peggy Morgan (Bobby), Ronnie Collins, Jimmy Collins, Kim Quesenberry (Chad); six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
There will not be a formal visitation or funeral due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Friends and family may come by Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and sign the register from Noon until 4:00 pm Sunday, August 22, 2021.
Graveside services will be conducted 11:00 am, Monday, August 23, 2021 at Fairview Cemetery with Pastor Bryant Collins officiating.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the staff of Brookdale Assisted Living in Johnson City where dad has lived for the past two years.
Roy was such a delight. I remember numerous times Roy would bring me a snack or a drink to my cart or the nurses station. He was such a sweet and loving man. He pushed me to be a better nurse, and always encouraged me when I was having a rough day. I would thank him for his service often; most of the time he wouldn't say anything, but he would give me a hug every time. Debbie thank you (& the rest of the family) for allowing me to care for your dad while he was at Brookdale. Roy will always hold a special place in my heart.
Dawn Laughrun Sparks
My condolences snd sympathy are with you and your family. May God bless you and give you peace as you remember the good times you shared .