|Death: ||Dec. 6, 2009|
South Carolina, USA
Samuel Moore Collins, of Spartanburg, died Sunday, December 6, 2009. He was 87.
A native of Louisville, KY, and raised in Shelbyville, KY, he was a son of the late Wallace Crittenden and Lucile Hitt Collins.
Mr. Collins was a retired vice president and senior trust officer of Citizens and Southern National Bank of South Carolina retiring in 1984.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Spartanburg for 58 years where he served as a Deacon and finance committee chairman, a member of the Sanctuary choir and the Bob Morgan Sunday School Class. Mr. Collins was a charter member and past president of the Spartanburg Sertoma Club and was the recipient of the Distinguished Governor's award of the Upper SC District of Sertoma International. Mr. Collins served many years on the board of directors of the Spartanburg Girl Scouts of America.
Mr. Collins was a member of the Class of 1944 and returned to graduate from The Citadel after serving in World War, a member of the Brigadier Club, a lifetime member of the Citadel Alumni Association and was the 1944 class agent for the Citadel Development Foundation. He was a veteran of WWII having served in the 87th Infantry Division, 334th Field Artillery Division in the US Army and was the recipient of the Purple Heart. In 1993, he was honored as a Kentucky Colonel by Governor Brereton C. Jones.
He was the husband of the late Evelyn Cox Collins and surviving are his daughter; Sheila C. Ingle and husband John of Spartanburg, two sons; Robert C. Collins and wife Carol of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Samuel Lee Collins and wife, Beth of Louisville, KY; grandchildren; Scott Ingle, Blaire Jett and husband Kevin, Carter Collins, Alex Collins, Anna Collins, Ryan Collins and wife Lauren; nephew and godson, Robert O. Collins of Charleston, SC, nephew, Stephen Collins of Marana, AZ and niece, Kathy Ehrle of Delaware, OH, cousins; Owen Hitt of Louisville, KY, and Toodlie Edwards of Shelbyville, KY and special caregivers Sherry Howell and Denise McConnell.
Interment was in Grove Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville.
Grove Hill Cemetery
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Record added: Dec 06, 2009
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In memory of Samuel. "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16-|
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