Gary Curtis Collins, 74
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Gary Collins, 74, of Carlsbad, Texas, passed away on Oct 1, 2019 at Shannon Hospital in San Angelo Texas. Memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 at Shaffer Funeral Home’s Pioneer Chapel in Grape Creek, Texas with Chaplain Jim Bush officiating. Services are under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home/Grape Creek.
Gary was born in Chester, South Carolina to Holmes Wesley and Avalona Suttles Collins on June 21, 1945. He worked at The San Angelo State Supported Living Center in Carlsbad Texas.
Gary is preceded in death by his father, Holmes, and mother, Avalona; Sister, Ernestine, and brother, Holmes Collins. He is survived by his sister, Julia Compton of Carlsbad, Texas and his brother, Bobby Collins & Sister-in-law, Emma Collins of Summerville, South Carolina, and his numerous loving nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Gary had a love for his family and friends. He was a collector and was known for his kind and compassionate spirit.
John 14:1-4 "Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going."
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the many friends and neighbors who have called with condolences and prayers. Gary will remain in our hearts forever.