March 19, 2017 brought to a close 85 years of a life well lived for TJ Collins. He was born October 24, 1931 in Mulberry, Arkansas to Mamie (Reeves) and Buster Collins. Following graduation from high school TJ served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked for Boardman's Steel Co. as a drafter and a blueprint maker for 40 years. TJ enjoyed woodworking and would make wooden crafts that his wife Margaret would paint and then they would take them to sell at craft shows together. TJ was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; parents, Buster and Mamie; sister, Ramona Smith; and brother, Tracy Collins. He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Collins; and brothers, James and Joe Collins. Graveside services to celebrate his life will be 1:00p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017 at Resthaven Memory Gardens. Services have been entrusted to the care of Resthaven Funeral Home and Memory Gardens.
Published on March 22, 2017