Edward W. Collins
1928 — 2022
Edward W. 'Red' Collins passed away peacefully in his home on January 18th, 2022 after a long and happy life. Red was born March 31st 1928 in Oakley, TN, to Maude and John William Collins. The youngest of 9, his mother died when he was less than a year old and he was cared for by his special sister, Magdalen, until he reached school age. Red grew up with 5 brothers and 3 sisters, learning the value of hard work and the love of family through both hardship and joy on his family's farm. In a time where you pranked someone by putting their wagon on the barn roof, rode a horse to school, and ate what you grew, Red longed for something different. With his father's blessing, he left the farm for...