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James William "J. W." Collins
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Birth: Oct. 17, 1931
Grayson County
Texas, USA
Death: Feb. 22, 2012
Carpenters Bluff
Grayson County
Texas, USA

My Uncle Jim lived most of his life in Carpenters Bluff on the property owned my his grandfather, William "Pa" Edward Owens (who raised him), overlooking the the Red River and the Carpenters Bluff Bridge.

He married Reba J. Nelson
17 Jul 1955 in Durant, Bryan County, Oklahoma

He was also a member of the Army Air Corp and spent time at Perrin Air Field in Denison, Texas
James William "J.W." Collins (1931-2012)

DENISON - James William "J.W." Collins, 80, of Denison died Wednesday, February 22, 2012 in his residence. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Fairview Chapel with Rev. Albert Harrod officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery. Services are entrusted to Johnson-Moore Funeral Home.

Mr. Collins was born October 17, 1931 in Denison to Charles and Lula Owens Collins. He attended Denison schools and married Reba Nelson on July 17, 1955 in Durant, Okla. She preceded him in death on May 9, 1999.

Mr. Collins entered the military in 1948 and served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired from the Air Force after serving 21 years. He then went to work for MKT Railroad for 15 years. Then he was self-employed until he retired in 2006. He was a member of the VFW in Denison.

He is survived by his son: Jim Collins and wife Karen of Chickasha, Okla.; daughters: Deborah Pankey and husband Stephen of Lucas, Texas, Katherine Pinckert of Coppell, Texas; brothers: Steve Collins and wife Donna of Bells, Texas, Floyd Collins and wife Joyce of College Station, Texas; grandchildren: John Collins, Tiffany McGregor, Alicia Pinckert, Casey Carpenter, Joshua Pinckert, Lauren Blanton, Jessica Cavet, Alexander Pinckert; and great-grandchildren: Savonnah, Ysabella, Aeriel, Canyon, Abigail, Devionne, Sara, Jackson, Kyler, Alexia, Kaylee, Austin and Ayden.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Reba Collins; sisters: Tressie and Margaret; and brother: Charles.
Published in The Herald Democrat on February 24, 2012 
Family links: 
  Charlie Henry Collins (1890 - 1970)
  Lula Lee Owens Collins (1896 - 1988)
  Reba J. Nelson Collins (1934 - 1999)
  Charles Luther Collins (1916 - 2001)*
  Ottie Steve Collins (1920 - ____)*
  Margaret Collins Ward (1923 - 1961)*
  Floyd Collins (1928 - 2015)*
  James William Collins (1931 - 2012)
*Calculated relationship
Fairview Cemetery
Grayson County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 2
Created by: Kimlite
Record added: Feb 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85598461
James William J. W. Collins
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James William J. W. Collins
Added by: Lyle Fulton
James William J. W. Collins
Added by: Lyle Fulton
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Honoring a US Air Force veteran who served his country during two wars. Your many years of service are deeply appreciated and shall not be forgotten. May you now be blessed with eternal peace as you lie here in rest with your beloved wife Reba.
- Lyle Fulton
 Added: Jun. 30, 2014

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