James Edwin Collins was born January 10, 1952 in Springfield, Missouri to Willie and Goldie Collins. He passed away November 21, 2012 at his home in Montrose, Missouri.
He grew up in the Schell City, Missouri area. He spent several years as a carpenter and retired due to declining health.
On December 14, 1970 James was united in marriage to Mary Fox. She preceded him in death.
Also preceding James in death were three brothers, Alonzo, Charles and Frank Collins, and one sister, Helen.
He is survived by one son, Guyon Collins, Walnut Shade, Missouri, daughters, Sebrena Collins, Schell City, Missouri and Amber Johnson, Texico, New Mexico, six grandchildren ; special friend, Patty Hubbard, other relatives and friends.