George E. Collins
George E. Collins, age 86, of Robertsville and then of East Rochester in his later years where he lived with his daughter until moving to Minerva Eldercare in 2009, went to be with the Lord Sunday March 6, 2011.
Born May 25, 1924, in Litwar, WV, he was a son to Arthur and May (Patrick) Collins.
He was a welder-fitter having retired from Babcock and Wilcox in Canton and worked for Macomber in Louisville. He was a US veteran of the Merchant Marines, having served in WWII.
He is survived by a daughter, Linda (Larry) Hodge of East Rochester; three sons, Larry (Alice) Collins of Carrollton, Gary Collins of Dellroy and Kenneth (Sandy) Collins of Augusta; nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife Hazel (Muncye) Collins; infant son, George Collins Jr.; son, Ronald Lee Collins Sr.; a sister, Ruby Herold and a brother, Roy Collins.
Funeral services will be Thursday, March 10 at 11 a.m. in Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva with Rev. Gordon Warner officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in Sunset Hills Burial Park. Calling hours will be Wed. from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Those unable to attend may sign the register at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com.