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William Walker Collins

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William Walker Collins

Birth
Pettigrew, Madison County, Arkansas, USA
Death
23 Jun 2007 (aged 65)
Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas, USA
Burial
Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas, USA GPS-Latitude: 36.0531257, Longitude: -94.1688723
Plot
SECTION 28 SITE 385
Memorial ID
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William "Walker" Collins was born the son of William Harrison and Rosie Lee Collins.

Walker Collins graduated from St. Paul High School in 1959. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the 8th Armored Division in Germany. He later went on to earn his associate degree in business from the University of Arkansas. Walker retired from Frontier Airlines after 20 years of loyal service throughout the United States. He retired from a second career with Jefferson Partners as a regional transportation manager in 2003. He was a 32nd degree Mason and served as Worshipful Master in 2001 with Sebastian Lodge No. 706 in Fort Smith. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Fort Smith and a member of MENSA. Walker was a member of Toastmasters International, coached league soccer and participated in Boy Scouts of America. He enjoyed studying history, physics and political debate. Walker was fond of a good cigar, old country music and homemade pastries. He loved the outdoors, a good joke and a spirited game of dominoes. Most of all, Walker cherished time with family and beloved grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Donna Arnold Collins; daughters, Lisa Morgan and husband Sean of Atlanta, Courtney Vaughn and husband Mark of Fayetteville and their children, Isabella Claire and Jackson Walker, Lindsey Collins of Kansas City, Mo.; and one son, Jason Walker Collins of Fayetteville. He was also survived by four brothers, Frank Collins and Wilma Carney of Fayetteville, Ben Collins of Huntsville, Dotson and Mildred Collins of Farmington, Floyd and Lucille Collins of Springdale; six sisters, Cleo and Charlie Thurston of Farmington, Susie and Glen Atchley of Fayetteville, Sarah and Conrad Petersen of Entiat, Wash., Ethel and Troy Taylor of Elkins, Virginia and Bill Schaefer of Lincoln, and Melba Collins of Fayetteville. Survivors also include sister-in-law, Paula DeBusk and husband Dennis of Springdale and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Billie Gibson Marrs; and in-laws, Travis and Frances Arnold.

William "Walker" Collins was born the son of William Harrison and Rosie Lee Collins.

Walker Collins graduated from St. Paul High School in 1959. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the 8th Armored Division in Germany. He later went on to earn his associate degree in business from the University of Arkansas. Walker retired from Frontier Airlines after 20 years of loyal service throughout the United States. He retired from a second career with Jefferson Partners as a regional transportation manager in 2003. He was a 32nd degree Mason and served as Worshipful Master in 2001 with Sebastian Lodge No. 706 in Fort Smith. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Fort Smith and a member of MENSA. Walker was a member of Toastmasters International, coached league soccer and participated in Boy Scouts of America. He enjoyed studying history, physics and political debate. Walker was fond of a good cigar, old country music and homemade pastries. He loved the outdoors, a good joke and a spirited game of dominoes. Most of all, Walker cherished time with family and beloved grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Donna Arnold Collins; daughters, Lisa Morgan and husband Sean of Atlanta, Courtney Vaughn and husband Mark of Fayetteville and their children, Isabella Claire and Jackson Walker, Lindsey Collins of Kansas City, Mo.; and one son, Jason Walker Collins of Fayetteville. He was also survived by four brothers, Frank Collins and Wilma Carney of Fayetteville, Ben Collins of Huntsville, Dotson and Mildred Collins of Farmington, Floyd and Lucille Collins of Springdale; six sisters, Cleo and Charlie Thurston of Farmington, Susie and Glen Atchley of Fayetteville, Sarah and Conrad Petersen of Entiat, Wash., Ethel and Troy Taylor of Elkins, Virginia and Bill Schaefer of Lincoln, and Melba Collins of Fayetteville. Survivors also include sister-in-law, Paula DeBusk and husband Dennis of Springdale and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Billie Gibson Marrs; and in-laws, Travis and Frances Arnold.


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  • Created by: Iris
  • Added: Jul 9, 2007
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/20380017/william_walker-collins: accessed ), memorial page for William Walker Collins (29 Nov 1941–23 Jun 2007), Find a Grave Memorial ID 20380017, citing Fayetteville National Cemetery, Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas, USA; Maintained by Iris (contributor 46794910).