Arnold (Shorty) Junior Collins, 67, of Walnut Road at Pembroke departed this life Wednesday morning May 23, 2007 at Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg. Born in Giles County on March 30, 1940, he was a son of the late Minor Lee and Virginia Mae Bailey Collins. Shorty earned his living as a brick mason. He was preceded in death by a brother Jackie Collins.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Connie Woolridge Collins; his daughters Teresa Gail Collins of Pembroke and Loucretia Collins of Roanoke; a son James (Jimmy) Collins of Charlottesville; three brothers Douglas Minor Collins, J. E. (Petie) Collins and Charles E. (Deanie) Collins all of Pembroke; two sisters Shirley Mae Able of Staffordsville and Joyce Ann (Patty) Collins of Blacksburg; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews and good friends.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 PM in The Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with burial following in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.