Virgil Edward Duane Collins

02/22/1918 — 09/06/2004

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Anderson, Missouri

Virgil Edward Duane Collins

Virgil Edward Duane Collins, 86, of Richland, Washington, died September 6, 2004,  at his home.  He was born February 22, 1918, in Anderson, Missouri and lived in Richland 60 years.

He was a bus driver at Hanford until retiring in 1983.  He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church Apostolic Tabernacle.

Virgil is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Fewins Collins; children, Shirlane Blanchard, Arlane Laws and Daniel Collins, Sr.; nephew, Ed VanderVeer; nine grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Collins; mother, Mary Jane Brightman Collins; brothers, Ray, Tandy, Elmer, Charles, Earl, Kenneth, M.L. and Dewey; sisters, Faye, Clara, Fanny and Pearl; and great granddaughter, Allena Allen.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 11, 2004, at Einan’s Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be at Einan’s from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday and 10:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made in Virgil’s memory to the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House, 2108 W. Entiat Ave. Kennewick, WA 99336.

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  • Dear Mary N family. so sad to hear of virgels.passing i well miss the talks of jesus that we talked of from time to time. the phone calls would go on and on but always felt spiritualy fed when we were threw, the same for you mary too always enjoyed the phone calls. he is at peace now and well wait for the rest of us i know. may god bless you all and keep you in his care. love .Joy Hirsch

    joy Hirsch
    November 4, 2014
    BentonCity, WA, US
  • Dear Brother Collins,

    To a man who was a very good friend and a greatly respected person.

    And boy, did you love Jesus!

    I’ll miss you, sir.

    You once told me, “You are going to split hell wide open.” And you said it with such love, and from your heart.

    From the time I started to know you, you always walked with peace. And now you will truly know peace.

    God bless you Bro. Collins, forever.

    Love Always,

    Tom Davidson

    Tom Davidson
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Dear Mary N family. so sad to hear of virgels.passing i well miss the talks of jesus that we talked of from time to time. the phone calls would go on and on but always felt spiritualy fed when we were threw, the same for you mary too always enjoyed the phone calls. he is at peace now and well wait for the rest of us i know. may god bless you all and keep you in his care. love .Joy Hirsch

    joy Hirsch
    November 4, 2014
    BentonCity, WA, US
  • Dear Brother Collins,

    To a man who was a very good friend and a greatly respected person.

    And boy, did you love Jesus!

    I’ll miss you, sir.

    You once told me, “You are going to split hell wide open.” And you said it with such love, and from your heart.

    From the time I started to know you, you always walked with peace. And now you will truly know peace.

    God bless you Bro. Collins, forever.

    Love Always,

    Tom Davidson

    Tom Davidson
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Dear Bro. Collins,

    Your battle has been won. March 28th 1980 you helped me to pray thru to the Holy Ghost. Thru eternity I will be able to thank you. You are greatly missed. But you are the winner. Love Sis. Kelly

    Kelly Lippert Rapp
    November 4, 2014
    Lynnwood, WA, US
  • Dear Bro. Collins, You surely will be missed. Now you are with “your Jesus”! Can’t wait to see you there. Love you and Sis Collins dearly! God bless!!!! Love Steve & Bev Reid

    Bev & Steve Reid
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Dear Mary and Family

    I will miss Virgil very much. I have known him for 30 some years since I have been in Richland, Wa. It has been an honor to cut his hair. His life has been a great inspiration to me. You could see Jesus reflected in him.

    Wayne Sandifer

    Wayne Sandifer
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US