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Roy Otis Collins, Sr
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Birth: Nov. 17, 1911
La Follette
Campbell County
Tennessee, USA
Death: May 16, 1983
Morganton
Burke County
North Carolina, USA

Rev. Roy Otis Collins, Sr. was born in Tennessee to William Thornton Collins and Dannie Mae Johnson. Later, his father moved the family to Harlan County, Kentucky to work in the coal mines. Prior to being called to preach, he was an electrician in the mines as well. He pastored several churches in Kentucky prior to moving his family to Knoxville, TN about 1948, to accept a church there. This was Marble City Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN and he pastored this church for 16 years. The family moved to Western NC after that when he accept pastorate at East Marion Baptist Church in Marion until he retired. After retirement he served as interim pastor for Dysartsville Baptist Church and was preaching there when he passed away. He married Maude Frye in 1935. They had 3 sons, Robert Joseph (Bob), Roy O. Jr. and Donald Lee Collins. They also had 4 grandchildren, Nancy Ellen Collins (1964-2010), Roc Collins, Don Collins and Brigette Collins. Roy Otis Collins received his theology training at Fruitland Bible College. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Thornton Collins (1879 - 1963)
  Dannie Mae Johnson Collins (1886 - 1978)
 
 Spouse:
  Maude Ellen Frye Collins (1909 - 1989)
 
 Children:
  Robert Joseph Collins (1936 - 1991)*
  Roy Otis Collins (1941 - 1986)*
  Donald Lee Collins (1943 - 1992)*
 
 Siblings:
  Roy Otis Collins (1911 - 1983)
  Vera Evelyn Collins Stewart (1914 - 2002)*
  Iva Mae Collins Keever (1923 - 2003)*
  William Collins (1929 - 2010)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Marion
McDowell County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Anita Justice Wages
Record added: Mar 30, 2009
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Roy Otis Collins, Sr
Added by: Anita Justice Wages
 
Roy Otis Collins, Sr
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- Sue Ann Hornung Davis
 Added: Aug. 11, 2016
In memory of my Father-in-law. Gone too soon.
- Anita Justice Wages
 Added: Jan. 27, 2015
Always in our hearts. . .
- Anita Justice Wages
 Added: Mar. 30, 2009
 
 
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