Mr. Bill Collins, age 73 of Knoxville

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

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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