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Monahill Memorial Freewill Baptist Church
Sunday February 7th, 2021
6:00pm - 9:00pm

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Monahill Memorial Freewill Baptist Church
Monday February 8th, 2021

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Dale Edward Collins

Dale Edward Collins departed this life and entered his heavenly home on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021, at Logan Regional Medical Center where he was surrounded by his family. He was born on January 3rd, 1958, at Holden Hospital to Areland and Ellen (Burgess) Collins.

He is preceded in death by his father, Areland Collins; his in-laws, Donald and Betty Vance; two brother-in-laws, Donald and Ronald Vance; and one special aunt, Tilda “Sissy” Stollings.

Those left to cherish his memories are his loving wife of thirty years, Katrina (Vance) Collins; his mother, Ellen Collins; one daughter, Olivia Collins; one son, Zachery (Ashlea) Bassham; one brother, Larry Collins, one niece, Stephanie (Cole) Smallwood; three nephews, Stephen Vance, Justin Collins, and Brandon Collins; one great niece, Kinslee Smallwood; one very special buddy, Caleb (Bethany) Endicott. Dale also leaves behind his four-legged family members Shep, Darla, and Dolly.

Dale was a 1976 graduate of Chapmanville High School. After working as a coal miner for 5 years, Dale decided he needed a change. He began attending Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College before enrolling in the Mid-American College of Funeral Services in Jefferson, IN where he earned his degree in Mortuary Science. He began his mortuary career at Slater-Gilliam Funeral Home at Switzer where he worked for several years before purchasing the business, establishing Collins Funeral Home. He served as owner, operator, and funeral director until his passing. His daughter, Olivia, will be following in her father’s footsteps by carrying on his legacy.

Dale was a devoted Christian and a member of Monahill Memorial Freewill Baptist Church. He was beloved by many in his community, church, and in his camp community at East Lynn Lake. Though Dale was often seen in his nice suits and ties, as the funeral industry is a formal one, he was most comfortable in his bibbed overalls, tee shirt, and a ball cap. He always had a smile on his face and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He was a wonderful son, husband, father, brother, and so much more to so many. They broke the mold when they made Dale Collins, for he was one of a kind.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Logan Regional Medical Center and to all those who called, prayed, or sat patiently with the family during this most difficult time. Special thanks to Joseph Vance, Caleb and Bethany Endicott, Stephanie Smallwood, Judy Bradley, Amy Robertson, Chance Conn, and Steve Savage, and Sarah Sorrell.

Visitation will be Sunday from 6-9pm at Monahill Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 1pm with graveside services following at Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill. Pastor Joseph Vance will be officiating.

Pallbearers are Justin Collins, Chad Bradford, Chance Conn, Van Collins, Eddie Workman, and Steve Butcher. Honorary pallbearers are Zachery Bassham, Larry Collins, Stephen Vance, Carl Blevins, Randy Gilman, Brandon Collins, Cole Smallwood, Phillip Davis, Danny Callaway, Buck Snow, Shawn Watkins, Matt Dameron, Steve Slate, Steve Belcher, Jim Ferguson, Rick Endicott, David Farmer, Steve Savage, and Bill Gardner.

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katrina sorrow to hear of your loss, god is able to keep and sustain you and family your friend and classmate.

alan and marsha white winston-salem nc Feb 10 2021 12:00 AM

Sometimes you meet people who are placed in your path for a purpose. Dale was that person when we needed him, not just for his professional skills but for the person he was for those in need. In getting to know him professionally, and then as the husband of a long time friend, Katrina, he was indeed that calm, caring person you need in your life at the most difficult times. We are very appreciative of Dale. Trini, we love you. I'm happy to have met Dale and your family. We prayed for healing daily and now we pray for peace and wonderful memories, my friend. Fly high Dale and we will see you on the other side. Love you Katrina!

Kathy Blankenship West Feb 8 2021 12:00 AM

Trini, my heart breaks for you and your family. Your are in my thoughts. Love,

Dawn Carter Brennan Feb 8 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dale Collins

Georgia Ramey Feb 7 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dale Collins

Willa Conley Feb 7 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dale Collins

Jedidiah Jackson Feb 7 2021 12:00 AM

Im so sorry to hear of Dales passing. My heart breaks for you Trini, Livi . And the Staff of Collins Funeral Home. There will never be another Dale his compassion he extended to
our family when Todd passed and again when
our Mom passed you made a difficult situation bearable. I will remember your beautiful smile and your humbleness. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. You are with Lord. Ebony and Ivory are back together again. I know Todd welcomed you with a big bear Hug. Rest in Paradise in the presence of our Heavenly Father

Deirdre Fields Feb 7 2021 12:00 AM

Peace be with you Katrina and family.
Hated to hear of Dale's passing.
Go rest high on that mountain Cuz....I'll see you on the other side. Love you and sure gonna miss you

Jackie Feb 7 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dale Collins

Cynthia Hatfield Feb 7 2021 12:00 AM

Katrina, Sending our condolences to you and your family . Please know your in our hearts love you and family. May God bless you all . Dale will be missed by many.

Margarita shell Feb 6 2021 12:00 AM

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