Mr. Bill Collins, age 73 of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Morning Pointe Assisted Living. A member of Farmer’s Grove Baptist Church, Mr. Collins loved his church, the beach and running. He was a trade carpenter and a veteran of the United States Navy.
Preceded in death by his parents, William and Mable Collins; he is survived by his wife of 46 years, Marilyn Collins; Children, James Collins, Terry (Shelia) Collins and Christie Cunningham; grandchildren, Dakota Collins, Tanner Palmer and Waylon Collins; eight siblings and spouses; and a host of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Monday, March 18, 2019 from 6-8 PM in the Chapel of Holley Gamble Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 8 PM with Mr. Bobby Metcalf officiating. Family and friends will meet Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 10:45 am at Farmer’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery for a graveside service at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800; Miami, FL 33131 or online at https://parkinson.org. www.holleygamble.com