Mr. Tommie Ray Collins, age 65, of the Wheel community passed suddenly Monday, October 29, 2012 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, with a celebration of his life service to be held at 7:00 p.m. at Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Brother Kevin Ray Warren and Keith Warren officiating. Mr. Collins' wishes were to be cremated.
A native of Bedford County, he was the son of the late Haskell Collins and Mildred Inez Arnold Collins and was preceded by a daughter, Melanie Kay Collins. Before his retirement he was a pipe fitter and welder. He was a member of the Christian Chapel Church.
Survivors: daughter Janna (James) Wilkerson of Wheel, grandchildren Jay and Jackson Wilkerson of Wheel, former wife Cathy Collins, nephews Justice and Steele Carter, and niece Summer Carter.
Memorials may be made to the Christian Chapel & Academy, 1218 W. Jackson St. Shelbyville, TN 37160
Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.