Published 3:43 pm Friday, October 8, 2021
Donnie Collins, 75, of Elizabethton, Tenn., went home to be with his Savior on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Donnie was born in Elizabethton to the late Jack D. Collins Sr. and Hazel Stout Collins. In addition to his parents, Donnie was preceded in death by a brother, Jack D. Collins Jr. “Bud”, and a granddaughter, Addison Shepherd.
Donnie retired as an office administrator for Mullican Flooring and was a member of East Fairview Free Will Baptist Church where he currently served as a deacon. Donnie enjoyed working with computers and his grandchildren were his entire life!
Those left to cherish and honor Donnie’s memory include his wife of 52 years, Patricia Williams Collins, of the home; two children, Kevin Collins and wife Amy of Elizabethton and Donna Shepherd and husband David, also of Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Emily Collins, Neveah Shepherd and Skylar Shepherd, all of Elizabethton; and his sister, Glenda Street and husband Daniel of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to honor the life of Donnie Collins will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, October 11, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Pastor Carl Grindstaff and Mr. Roy Adkins officiating. Music will be provided by Donna Shepherd, soloist, and Kevin Collins, pianist. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 until 7 p.m. Monday, prior to the service, or at the residence at any time. The service will be livestreamed from the chapel. To view the livestream please log onto our website at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and click on the obituary for Donnie and at the beginning of the obituary will be a link, simply click the link and the service will begin promptly at 7 p.m. The graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 12, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be David Shepherd, Dana Markland, Leslie Brock, Jewel Williams, Buddy Collins and Jeff Hilton. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession. The family would like to thank Donnie’s nurse, Kim, with Home Health Care, Dr. Paul and his wife, and Donnie’s friends, neighbors and his church family. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is honored to serve the Collins family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.