William “Bill” Orville Collins Sr., 67 of Portsmouth, Ohio was called home to be with the Lord on April 29, 2018. He was born March 25, 1951 in Delbarton, WV, the son of late James G. Collins and Ethel (Hensley) Collins of West Virginia. Bill was an entrepreneur, former Scioto County Dog Warden, Supervisor of Scioto County Litter Control, Park Ranger at Earl Thomas Conley Park, and was the owner of Collins New and Used Furniture Plus. Bill loved going to the races, going to auctions, repairing lawnmowers, and spending time with family and grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Miranda Fay Collins; brothers, Robert and Granger Collins. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Gloria “Lucy” (Goble) Collins; 4 daughters, Crystal (Teddy) McBee of Lucasville, Heather (Chris) Ehrhart of New Boston, Pamela (Kurt) Albrecht of Grove City, and Victoria (Jamie) May of Belfry, KY; 1 son, William (Glenna) Collins of Vanceburg, KY; 2 brothers, Jim (Rosemary) Collins of Marysville, and Cecil Collins of Portsmouth; one sister, Pearl Collins of Lovely, KY. He had 15 grandkids, Landon, Donavon, Adalee, Krystal, Johnathon, Amber, Easter, Jennifer, Angel, Tiffany, Kameron, Ashley, Jonathan, Granger, and Hannah. Bill also had many great grandchildren.
The family would like to give a special thanks to SOMC Hospice for such wonderful compassion.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at D.W. SWICK-NELSON FUNERAL HOME in New Boston with Pastor Shawn Spencer officiating. The burial will follow immediately afterwards at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Franklin Furnace. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5 – 7 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral on Thursday. Online condolences may be shared at www.DWSwickNelsonFuneralHome.com.