James Marion “Jim” Collins, age 73, of Bellefontaine, Ohio and formerly of Camilla, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at Logan Acres Senior Community in Bellefontaine.
He was born in Hardin County Ohio May 23, 1948, a son of the late Burnie and Kathleen (Bailey) Collins. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Gunn and two brothers, Dan and Richard Collins.
He is survived by his three sons: Burnie Collins of Kenton, Ohio, Eric Collins of Plain City, Ohio, and Jim (Erin) Collins of Bellefontaine; two grandsons: Corey and Keegan Collins; two brothers: Victor and Tim Collins, both of Tampa, Florida and several nieces and nephews.
Jim worked at Westinghouse prior to his retirement. He had a love for music and was an exceptional guitar player. He loved all music, but really liked to play bass guitar for rock n roll and country music. He loved to play in the Pelham County Jamboree in Georgia and had a knack to be able play a song after just hearing it one time. He had a strong faith in Jesus Christ and enjoyed reading the Bible. He also enjoyed dancing, fishing, and word searches.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 29, 2021, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 3, 2022. at the Parker Bramlett Funeral Home in Camilla, Georgia where friends may call one hour prior to the funeral service.
Burial will be at the Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Pelham, Georgia.
The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine is honored to serve the Collins family.