William E. "Muggs" Collins

Born: Sat., Feb. 24, 1940
Died: Sun., Mar. 19, 2017


12:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Mon., Mar. 27, 2017
Location: Walker Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Tue., Mar. 28, 2017
Location: Walker Funeral Home

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William E. “Muggs” Collins, age 77, of Winchester, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Pine Knoll Rehabilitation Center in Winchester.

He was born on February 24, 1940 in Randolph County to Fred F. and Mabel M. (Wymer) Collins.  He was a self-employed carpet installer who also operated Collins Carpet service for many years in the local area.  He also served honorably in the U.S. Army from 1958-1960.  He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Winchester and enjoyed listening to country music, fishing and playing cards.  Muggs also enjoyed watching NASCAR and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathy (Raymond) Brightwell of Warsaw, KY and Remonda Rector of Winchester; a son, Kenneth (Cindy) Collins of Winchester; 10 grandchildren, Terri (Randall) Beach, Jacob (Samantha) Doolin, Donald (Jackie) Doolin, William (Michael) Doolin, Christy (Tyler) Fletcher, Tiffany (Mason) Lambert, Zachary (Tiara) Collins, Shay Edwards, Veronicka Rector and Nikki Walker; 14 great grandchildren; a sister, Lois Riley of Union City, IN and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Frances Jeanette Collins; a brother, Ted Collins; two sisters, Barbara Collins and Darlene Younger; and three nephews, Tim Collins, Tom Collins and Jimmy Riley.

Funeral services for Muggs will be on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home in Winchester with Pastor Greg Pruett officiating.  Military rites will be conducted by the Randolph County Honor Guard at the funeral home.  Burial will be at a later date in Fountain Park Cemetery.

Friends and relatives may call from 12-6 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.  Memorials can be made to the following: St. Judes Childrens Hospital, United Pentecostal Church or the Randolph County Veterans Affairs, with envelopes available at the funeral home. 

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Bobby And Connie Bailey
   Posted Wed March 22, 2017
My long time friend, We went to Morton School, A great person, R.I. P. Muggs, Till we meet again,

Diana Phillips Kerrigan
   Posted Thu March 23, 2017
Sorry for your loss. He was a kind person. Prayers for his entire family

Richard L. Rice
   Posted Thu March 23, 2017
Our condolence goes out to the children of Muggs and Jeanette. We were all young and I too was still in the USAF when we first met. Muggs was indeed a quiet man, but he made friends easily and always looked out for his family. He was very proud of having served in the United States Army during the Cold War. I am very proud of my brother-in-law!

We regret not being able to return to Winchester at this time to say goodbye.

Sincerely, Richard and Mary Rice and your cousins Richard & Karen.

linda smith
   Posted Fri March 24, 2017
Veronika and Remonda and family, So sorry for your loss. May your memories sustain you. Prayers and thoughts .

Craig & Deb McCoy
   Posted Sat March 25, 2017
Ramanda & Family,

We are so sorry about your dad. He was a kind guy who always made everyone feel good. He will truly be missed.