George Claude Collins, age 83, of Kingston passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at his home with his loving wife and family at his side. He was born September 11, 1937 in Loudon County. He was a 1956 graduate of Sweetwater High School. George was a member of The Grove in Kingston. He was a retired machinist with a total of 40 years, in the United States Navy from 1956-1976 and Martin Marietta and Union Carbide from 1976-1996. He has been a Roane County resident since 1977. George enjoyed doing carpentry work, model railroading, and spending time with his family. He was an avid UT sports enthusiast. He loved serving the Lord and was a gracious giver to many charities. He was also a devout Republican. Preceded in death by father, Carl Cornelius Collins; mother, Mildred Miller Steele; sisters, Carolyn Brooks and Donna Combs.
Wife of 63 years Peggy Ann Collins of Kingston
Son Keith Collins & wife, Trish of Kingston
Daughters Claudia Martin of Louisville, KY
Debra Evans & husband, Rob of Corryton
Grandchildren Callie Portwood & husband, Matt of Peachtree Corners, GA
Sam Collins of Amarillo, TX
Riley Collins & wife, Emily of Johnson City
Macy Price & fiancé, Dustin McElroy of Clinton
Bailey Lane & husband, Colby of Clinton
Tony Martin of Vancouver, British Columbia
Kayleigh Evans of Corryton
Great-granddaughter Alice Portwood of Peachtree Corners, GA
Half-brother Danny Vineyard of Nicholasville, KY
Sister Martha Harrill of Madisonville
Several nieces, nephews and friends
The family would like to extend special thanks to Quality Home Care for such loving service over the past 5 years; also thank you to Amedysis Hospice Care, especially Lori, for such a kind transition for Dad. Also thank you to Fraker’s Funeral Home for their wonderful arrangements. Graveside service will be held 2:00 pm, Monday, June 28, 2021 at Kingston Memorial Gardens. Online register book can be signed at www.FrakerFuneralHome.net. Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of the arrangements.
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