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George Claude Collins

September 11, 1937 ~ June 23, 2021 (age 83)

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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 Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of the arrangements.

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Graveside Service
June 28, 2021

2:00 PM
Kingston Memorial Gardens
184 Oak Drive
Kingston, TN 37763

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