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Roy Lee Collins

November 27, 1944 — January 3, 2024

Clear Creek

Roy Lee Collins

Roy Lee Collins, 79, of Clear Creek, WV, went to be with the Lord and his baby girl, Brenda on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at Lewis-Gale Hospital in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Roy was born on November 27, 1944 at Clear Creek, to the late Jesse and Mable Collins-Williams and his stepfather, Delbert Williams.

In addition to his parents and stepfather, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Brenda Lee collins; his siblings, Bob, Bill, Paul, Jesse, Jr. (Bub), infant Freddy Collins, Wayne Williams, Jean Peterson, Mary (Doll) Tolliver, and his mother and father-in-law, Isom and Arbutus Williams.

Roy was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Roy is survived by his loving wife, Diann Collins; his daughters, Lisa (Matt) England and Tena (Jeff) Jarrell; eight grandchildren, Jacob, Rachel, and London England, Andrea (Joey) Cook, Luke (Emilie) Jenkins, Kaylee Dunbar, Parker and Presley Jarrell; and one great granddaughter, Holland Cook; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Collins and Sally Williams; a brother-in-law, Dennie Williams. He was "Uncle Roy" to numerous nieces and nephews. All of Roy's grandchildren affectionately referred to him as "Pa-Paw" and he affectionately referred to all his granddaughter as his "number one". Roy's grandkids were his world.

Roy served his country with honor for seven years in the U.S. Army, notably as a paratrooper in the 173rd Airborne Brigade during the Vietnam War. He was awarded numerous decorations, medals, badges, and campaign ribbons for his bravery and heroic acts.

Roy worked for the U.S. Steel Mill in Lorain, Ohio. He was a member of UMWA and retired from Maple Meadow Mining as an underground miner with 25 years of service.

Roy enjoyed working on his family tree, camping, and riding his ATV's with his family and friends, listening to gospel music, traveling, going out to eat, and most of all spending time with his family. Roy was always active and on the go.

Roy had three special friends whom he considered brothers. They all proudly served in the United States Military; Ronnie Deal, Jerry Doss, and Donald Oakley who passed just five days prior to Roy. Roy went out with his "brothers" once a week to eat and they took countless trips together. They always had a smile on their faces and a funny story to tell of their adventures together.

Visitation will be 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, January 7, 2024 at Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope and funeral service will be 2:00 P.M., Monday, January 8, 2024 at the Ewing Creek Church, Clear Creek where he attended. There will also be a visitation from 12:00 Noon until time of service Monday at the church. The services will be officiated by David Taylor, Jr. and Jerry Cantley with music provided by Reagan Riddle and Brandon Cairns. The reading of the obituary will be done by his son-in-law, dentist, and friend, Dr. Jeff Jarrell.  

Pallbearers will be Jacob and Matt England, Luke Jenkins, Jeff Jarrell, Dennis, Gary, and Matt Collins, and Al Tolliver.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Deal and Jerry Doss.

A flag folding ceremony will be conducted with a 21 gun salute and Paul Collins will present the flag to the family.

Roy will be laid to rest in the family cemetery at Clear Creek where military graveside rites will be conducted.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

The family of Roy Collins is being cared for by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

 

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Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, January 7, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Tyree Funeral Home- Mount Hope

1701 Shumate Drive, Mt Hope, WV 25880

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Visitation

Monday, January 8, 2024

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Ewing Creek Community Church

129 Calvary Ln, Clear Creek, WV 25044

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Funeral Service

Monday, January 8, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Ewing Creek Community Church

129 Calvary Ln, Clear Creek, WV 25044

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