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Richard L. Collins, 63, of Ashland, went to be with the lord Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, in Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. Richard is the husband of Robin Kouns Collins.
He was born March 3, 1953, in Springfield, Ohio, a son of Mary Keaton Booth and the late Lee Alvis Collins.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Collins Johnson; a grandson, Richard Lee Collins; and a brother, Ron Hall.
He was a retired self employed mechanic.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a son, Ricky Collins of Ashland; a daughter, Sherry Collins (Charles) Harris of Ashland; two stepchildren, James (Sara) Kouns of Ashland and Scott (Jonda) Collins of Ashland; four brothers, David Collins of Carrollton, Ohio, Chuck Hall of St. Clairsville, Ohio, Mike Hall of Morgan Town, W.Va. and Chester Collins of Proctorville, Ohio; three sisters, Pat Moore of Carrollton, Ohio, Sandra Hall of St. Clairsville, Ohio and Shannon Hennecke of Ashland; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at Lazear Funeral Home Chapel in Ashland with the Rev. Gene Swartz officiating. Burial will be in Kirby Flats Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations be made to help with funeral expenses to Lazear Funeral Home, 1632 Central Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.
Published on February 9, 2017
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