Joe Collins

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Joe Dale Collins, 82, of Wister, Oklahoma passed away in his home on February 11, 2018. He was born on May 1, 1935 in Whitharral, Texas to Joe David and Gladys Lucille (Watson) Collins. He was a retired Air Force Chief Master Sergent having served multiple tours in Vietnam. He was preceded in death by his first wife Janice. Joe was of the Baptist faith.

Funeral services with full military honors will be 1:00 PM Saturday, February 17, 2018, in Abbey Chapel with burial to follow in Resthaven Cemetery in Lubbock, Texas under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home of Lubbock, Texas. Local arrangements are under the direction of Ocker-Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith, AR.

The family will visit with friends one hour prior to the service in Abbey Chapel.

He is survived by his wife Rosilee Collins of the home; one daughter, Beckie Little and her husband Gary of Springdale, AR; one son, David Collins and his wife Karen of Van Buren, AR; one brother, Bobby Collins of Lubbock, TX; three sisters, Lucy Todd of College Station, TX, Sue Fincher of Plano, TX and Nell Balch of Lubbock, TX; five grandchildren, Julie McDonald, Jamie Minton, Christopher Collins, Jodie DeRose and Katie Little; nine great grandchildren and two step sons, Jeffrey McNair of Huntsville, AR and Jordan McNair of Shell Knob, MO.

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