Robert Lee Collins, 77, of Pembroke, departed this life Tuesday morning, January 18, 2011 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA. Born in Hoges Store, Giles County, on April 8, 1933, he was a son of the late Rassie and Mary Williams Collins. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Rassie, Jr., Marshall, Richard and Clide Collins, and two sisters Susie Caldwell and Mamie Merrix.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of forty-nine years, Mary K. Collins; two sons Graydon Lee Collins of Pembroke, Jerry Collins and wife Dorothy Stump Collins of Christiansburg; one daughter Kimberly C. Walters and husband Mike of Radford; four sisters Eloise Martin of Pembroke, Virginia Collins of Pembroke, Josephine Dowdy of Pearisburg, Marie Janney of Pearisburg; two brothers, Clinton Collins of Newport and Elmer Collins of Pembroke; two grandchildren Brandon Thomas Lee Collins and Lyndsey Ellen Walters and his best friends John Irvin Snider, Jeff McKinney, and Charlie Combs.
The family would like to send special thanks to all the doctors and nurses at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, VICU/VCU and to the nurses at Heritage Hall for taking such good care of Dad.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 3:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with burial following in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6 to 8 pm. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.