September 23, 1939 - November 25, 2019
GREENFIELD – James S. “Rocket” Collins, Sr., age 80, of Greenfield, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Whitesburg, KY on September 23, 1939 to Charles and Edna (Niece) Collins. He married Charlene M. (Vest) on October 9, 1962, in Greenfield. He worked for Fisk Sanitation and Republic Services as a truck driver for 47 years before retiring in 2010. Mr. Collins received numerous safety awards at his job. Rocket liked playing Bingo and Poker. He also liked watching wrestling and Westerns, especially Gunsmoke and Bonanza. He loved spending time with his family. He is survived by his sons, James (Lynn) Collins, Jr. of Greenfield, Jeff (Janet) Collins of Greenfield, Richard (Tina) Collins of Middletown, and Kevin (Alesia) Collins of Greenfield; daughters, Teresa (Randy) Moore of Greenfield, Patricia (Brian) Williams of Indianapolis, and Victoria (Chris) Wood of Greenfield; brothers, Ted (Dora Mae) Collins of Greenfield, Bill (Benita) Collins, and John L. (Phyllis) Collins both of Whitesburg, KY; sisters, Henrietta Evans of Greenfield, Jean Bruntny of Whitesburg, KY, and Ivadale Fields of Greenfield; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Edna (Niece) Collins; wife, Charlene M. (Vest) Collins; sisters, Emilee Evans, Mildred Fields, and an infant sister. Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. following visitation. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Greenfield. Memorial contributions may be made by mail to the Parkinson’s Awareness Foundation at 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131 and American Cancer Society at 5635 W 96th St Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278, or envelopes will be available at the mortuary. Friends may share a memory or condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com.
GREENFIELD – James S. “Rocket” Collins, Sr., age 80, of Greenfield, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Whitesburg, KY on September 23, 1939 to Charles and Edna (Niece) Collins. He married... View Obituary & Service Information
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