PRINCETON — James Harvey Collins, 81, of Spike Lane, Princeton died peacefully Tuesday afternoon, February 21, 2017 at Ridge Care Assisted Living in Princeton.
Born April 27, 1935 at Rock Ridge, he was the son of the late French and Rose Beavers Collins.
He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving with the U.S. Army.
Mr. Collins was a retired coal miner, working in the coal industry his entire life and a member of the U.M.W.A.
While his health permitted, he loved the water and the beach, going to the Smokie's and spending time with his family. He moved from McDowell County to Princeton in 1995.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, James Harvey Collins Jr., along with 4 siblings; Franklin Collins, Pearl Coleman, Brenda & Lucille Collins.
Those left to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife of 60 years, Phyllis A. Rowe Collins, two sons; Franklin Collins and Larry Dean Collins, Six grandchildren; Stacie Powell, Tameka Collins, Justin Collins, Jessica Collins, Austin Collins & Nikki Collins, 3 great grandchildren, Madison Powell, Nolan Praytor & Mia Hutto. Three siblings; Robert Collins, Dewey & Trula Collins, Teddy & Judy Collins along with a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, February 24, 2017 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Chaplin Danny Gunnoe officiating. Entombment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park at Bluewell.