Robert E. Collins

October 25, 1969 ‒ July 18, 2012

Delaware, Ohio

Robert E. Collins, age 42 of Delaware died suddenly Wednesday, July 18, 2012 in Columbus from injuries sustained in an accident.

Born in Delaware on October 25, 1969, he was a graduate of Buckeye Valley High School and Delaware JVS in 1989. Self employed, he worked in the construction and painting trades. With a very easygoing personality, he was one who loved building and tinkering with his hands. Always worried about his family, he was a flirtatious practical joker. Robert attended the Lake Street Church of God in Delaware and favored movies and playing video games. Simply put, he enjoyed life.

He is survived by daughter: Kasaundra M. Collins, mother: Margaret L. (Tipton) Collins, brothers: John of Richwood, Donald (Norma) of Tiffin, William (Jill) of Cardington, Kenneth (Pam) of Delaware, sisters: Wanda Collins of Delaware, Bonnie (Burnis) Evans of Ashley, and many other half brothers and sisters.

He was born to Virgil & Roberta Collins, but was adopted by his grandfather Rush Collins who preceded him in death in 2004, his grandmother Velvet Collins died in 1977, and step-brother: James “Jimmy” Todd in 1993.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in Marlborough Cemetery with Pastor Daniel Maurer officiating.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Delaware.

Memorial contributions may be directed to his family to assist with expenses.

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