Bobby Joe Collins, 71, died September 3 at his residence at Thornton.
A son of the late Thurston and Mattie Sergent Collins, he was also preceded in death by five brothers, Roy, Lester, Billy, Thurston Jr., and Estill; two sisters, Alberta Webb and Lavetta Ann Combs; and his companion, Brenda Kaye Stephens.
Surviving are three sons, Norman Collins of Partridge, Robbie Collins and wife Katina of Kingscreek, and Jason Collins of Thornton; a daughter, Lisa Tungate of Indiana; two brothers, Windus Collins and Jesse Collins; seven sisters, Pauline Bates, Gail Franklin, Marietta Spangler, Ruth Isom, Virgie Halcomb, Rena Vae Sturgill, and Norma Jean Adams; five grandchildren, Keith, Doug, Katie, Mega, and Maxwell; eight great-grandchildren, Kandace, Tate, Jett, Bryson, Bentley, Clinton, Cooper, and Landon; and a special nephew, Tom Collins.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, September 6, at Letcher Funeral Home. Visitation is at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Thornton Cemetery.