Terry Lynn Collins, 57, of Paducah, Ky., passed away at 10:39 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2013, at his residence after a lengthy illness.
He was born at Western Baptist Hospital to Roy W. (Johnnie) Collins (deceased) and his mother Marjorie Hailey Collins.
Terry was a Paducah Tilghman High School Honor Student and was an avid fisherman. He loved the Kentucky Wildcats and Cardinals baseball. Terry was a member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church.
Terry is survived by his mother, Marjorie Hailey Collins of Paducah, Ky.; his brothers, Roy Lewis Collins and wife Barbara of Nashville, Tenn., and John Edward Collins and wife Martha Jo of Pineville, Ky.; special cousins, Mary Alice Yarbrough and husband Paul, Bod Sigler and wife Bev, Willie Joe Sigler and wife Jeanne; his uncles, Danny Hailey and wife Lisa, Charles Hailey and wife Ruth, Robert Lee Hailey and wife Sidney; and other special nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Edwin Lee Harper; his grandparents, Adelle Counsell Hailey, Edward Carmack (E.C.) Hailey; and two uncles, Edward Ray Hailey and Bruce Hailey.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2013, at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with the Rev. John Smithmier and Rev. Fred French officiating. Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call after 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2013, at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.
Terry let everyone know that he was a Christian by wearing his cross everywhere he went with a smile and a zeal for life. A Very Special Thanks to ALL who cared for Terry, God Bless each and everyone always.
Honorary pallbearers will be, Roy, John, Todd, Phil, Willie, and Bob.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Muscular Dystrophy Assoc., 3300 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718.
You may leave a message of sympathy and light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com.