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In Memory of

Ira Franklin Collins

October 8, 1926 - September 10, 2017

Obituary


The wonderful man I called "Daddy" for most of my life was given the gift of life 90 years ago. On September 10, 2017, God took Ira Franklin Collins to be serenaded by angels and to go rest high on the mountain.

Ira's celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 PM at Eulaton United Methodist Church with Rev. Sherri Reynolds and Jerry Paul Tinsley, owner of Oak Landing Assisted Living Facility, officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will...

The wonderful man I called "Daddy" for most of my life was given the gift of life 90 years ago. On September 10, 2017, God took Ira Franklin Collins to be serenaded by angels and to go rest high on the mountain.

Ira's celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 PM at Eulaton United Methodist Church with Rev. Sherri Reynolds and Jerry Paul Tinsley, owner of Oak Landing Assisted Living Facility, officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be the staff of Oak Landing Assisted Living. Visitation will be from 12:30 pm until service time at the church.

Ira leaves his loving memories to be cherished to his daughter, Wanda Collins Robertson (Richard); his son, Ira Lynn; his son-in-law, Don Phillips; his sister, Juanita Smith; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.

Ira was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred; his daughter, Gloria Phillips; his parents, brother, and three sisters.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Eulaton United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.

Ira loved gardening for many years and equally enjoyed sharing his produce with others. He loved filling his bird feeders and watching the birds enjoy their blessings. He loved travelling, especially to see his family in Virginia.

Many of his happiest moments involved those spent with his family, church family, and his family at Oak Landing to which he had nicknames for his caregivers.

Though his body was frail and tired, his spirit was full of grateful appreciation to be able to draw another breath every second he was graced on Earth. He lived on his own terms but was happy when the Lord called him home.

Losing someone you love is never easy. Sometimes it takes a storm to calm the storm within and to find our hiding place, but knowing what we know about Heaven brings us comfort and peace during this time in our lives.

We were blessed to learn many valuable lessons from our daddy. Please hold him close in your heart as we will. We will forever love, adore, and remember him. We will stand taller and stronger knowing he is now watching over us from above. With Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we know that roses will bloom again. May God richly bless is our prayer.