Farming Rural 08

Donald V. Collins, Sr.

April 9, 1941 ~ January 16, 2022 (age 80)

Obituary

On Sunday, January 16, 2022, Donald V. Collins Sr, 80, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family.

 

Born at home in Gumboro in 1941 to Noah James Collins and Georgia Anna Collins (Daisey) he was one of ten children. He aspired to be a farmer even in his youth often contributing on the family farm.

 

Donald and June his dedicated wife married in  November of 1957. They were blessed with three children, Vickie Veasey, Lisa Perdue, and Donald Collins Jr. They celebrated 64 years of wedded bliss together.

 

Donald was many things, but anyone who knew him knew of his dedication and love for farming. He was a lifelong farmer from early beginnings in produce to commercial grain, poultry, and beef farming. He served as Farm Bureau Vice President and President for Sussex County for eight years, even earning Farm Family of the Year in 1998. He grew his family farm over the years with care and hard work. He always remarked, Delaware Farmers get it done.

 

Donald was a faithful servant to God throughout his life. He served the Lord with a joyful heart as a deacon in his younger years and faithful church member of Grace United Methodist Church.

 

His greatest love was his family. He was a beloved husband, loving father, and an adored Popop. His laughter and genuine spirit could fill a room and his smile let you know he was always up to something. He ensured that his family was provided for and loved in so many ways. Always thinking of others until the very end.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents, and brothers and sisters, Paul, Darlene, Carmel, Floyd, Elsie, Bob, and Carol. He is survived by his brother Gerald Collins (Dorothy) of Gumboro & sister Betty Rust (Everett) of Millsboro.

 

 He is also survived by his loving wife June and his loyal canine friend Duke. He leaves behind his daughter Vickie Veasey (Tom), daughter Lisa Perdue, and son Donald Collins Jr. (Kim). He was known as the best poppop in the world to the grandchildren he leaves behind in Mandy (Jason), Paul Jr. (Renee), Kassie (Ryan), Brittany (Paul), Kourtney, Ashley, and Lacey (Garrett). He enjoyed his great grandchildren, Tyler, Kaden, Ashlynn, Allie, Olivia, Judson, Sam, Scarlett, Colton, and Preston. He is survived by many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

 

A viewing will be conducted at Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro Friday, January 21, 2022, from 5:00-8:00 pm. A service will be held on Saturday January 22, 2022, at Grace United Methodist Church in Millsboro at 1pm with a viewing from 12:00-1:00 pm prior to the service. Reverend Rob Townsend and Pastor Perry Mears will officiate. Graveside Burial to follow and food will be provided at the Millsboro Fire Company. All friends and family are welcome. Donald loved flowers and they are accepted in his honor.  

Donald, friend to many stranger to none. He will be missed by many.  

Electronic condolences via www.watsonfh.com

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Services

Viewing
Friday
January 21, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Watson Funeral Home
211 S. Washington St.
Millsboro, DE 19966

Viewing
Saturday
January 22, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
MILLSBORO
MILLSBORO, DE 19966

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 22, 2022

1:00 PM
GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
MILLSBORO
MILLSBORO, DE 19966

Interment
Saturday
January 22, 2022

MILLSBORO CEMETERY
MILLSBORO
MILLSBORO, DE 19966

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