Bobby Collins, Sr.

Obituary of Bobby Joe Collins, Sr.

Bobby Joe Collins, Sr., 80 of Bedford, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born on Wednesday, September 27, 1939 in Jackson, TN, a son of the late Joseph P. Collins and Bertha Sanford Upton. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Betty Crouch & his step-father, Leonard Upton. He was a retired distributor for Flowers Bakery, an employee of Centra Bedford Adult Daycare and was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corp. He is survived by his wife, Viola Witt Collins; his daughters, Debra Collins, Donna Pugh (Ted), Tina Ann Lang; his son, Bobby Joe Collins, Jr.; his sisters, Dianne Post (Jim), Brenda Upton, Nita Dempsey (Freddie) as well as his grandchildren, Sarah Jo Collins, Sergio Joseph Collins, Logan Teass Collins. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Mt. Olivet Southern Baptist Church with Rev. J. R. Graybill officiating. Interment, with military honors by Altavista American Legion Post #36 & DAV Chapter #232 will follow in Mt. Hermon Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 until 7 PM at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.
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Tuesday
10
March

Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
1140 West Lynchburg Salem Turnpike
Bedford, Virginia, United States
Wednesday
11
March

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Mt. Olivet Southern Baptist Church
2933 Mt. Olivet Road
Bedford, Virginia, United States
Wednesday
11
March

Interment

3:00 pm
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Mt. Hermon Baptist Church Cemetery
Otterville Road
Bedford, Virginia, United States
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