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 Roy Otis Collins, Sr

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Roy Otis Collins, Sr

  • Birth 17 Nov 1911 La Follette, Campbell County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 16 May 1983 Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Marion, McDowell County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 35354226

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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  • Created by: Anita Justice Wages
  • Added: 30 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35354226
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Roy Otis Collins, Sr (17 Nov 1911–16 May 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35354226, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Marion, McDowell County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Anita Justice Wages (contributor 46841461) .