In Memory

Fred Collins - Class Of 1954

Fred Collins

Freddie Collins, 80 of Delphi, passed away on February 6, 2017 at IU Health Arnett in Lafayette. His battle is over and the victory is won. He is now in the hands of the Lord.
Freddie was born on October 26, 1936 in Rockfield, Indiana to the late Fred and Mabel (Thain) Collins. He was a 1954 graduate of Delphi High School.
Freddie married Marlene Hughes on January 12, 1958 at the Delphi Baptist Church and she survives.
Freddie retired from GTE as a lineman after 35 years of service. He loved doing plumbing, heating, and electrical work. He enjoyed working with his hands.
He was a life member of the Delphi Wesleyan Church where he served as treasurer, board member, and trustee.
He enjoyed bowling, hunting, coaching Little League, and traveling.
Along with his wife, Marlene, he is survived by his children, Melinda Collins and Doug Collins (wife: Brenda) of Delphi; brother, George Collins (wife: Candace) of Logansport; 2 grandchildren, Amanda and Scott Collins.
Along with his parents, he was preceded by his sisters: Marlene Joy Collins, Mary Lou McCleese, and Janet Reed.
Viewing will be on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until the 2:00 p.m. service at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Pastor Dan Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery, Delphi, Indiana.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in his memory.

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02/07/17 04:11 PM #1    

Roddy Rodkey (1954)

I want to extend my condolence to Fred's family in his passing.  Some time ago my wife Elaine & I were in the home of Jim & Linda Jeffries.  Jim had some repair work that needed to be done and Fred came over to fix it.  We visited with Fred and he invited us to join him the next morning, Sunday, for worship.  We enjoyed our time with Fred.  Fred was ask many times to have prayer at class events.  I know that he will be missed by many.

Rod Rodkey

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