August 14, 2022

Robert L. “Bob” Collins

Robert L. “Bob” Collins
Age: 86
Died: Thursday, June 1, 2017 at his home in Garden City
Born: September 13, 1930 at Larned
Parents: Charles E. & Audrey (Supernau) Collins
Marriage: to Patricia J. Shea on December 27, 1953 at Garden City
She died on October 23, 1991

Bob graduated from Garden City High School, Garden City Community College & received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Kansas State University. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and after his discharge he served in the Army Reserves. He was the longtime owner and operator of Collins Furniture and Appliance in Garden City. In 1986 after selling the store he moved to Denver where he was the furniture department manager of J.C. Penny. In 1995 he moved back to Garden City. Bob’s passion was serving his community and was a Past Board Chair of the Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce, Life Member and Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge, Garden City Noon Lions Club where he transported eyes for donation thru the Lions Eye Bank, served as a Garden City Commissioner and Member of the Housing Commission, volunteered with the United Way, Friends Of Lee Richardson Zoo & the Truck Stop Visitors Center. He was the first Eagle Scout of the Santa Fe Council and remained active in scouting. He enjoyed golfing, woodworking, his flower garden and bird watching. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Wife, 1 Daughter- Jill Collins & 2 Sisters- Sharen Altman & infant Cynthia. 

Survivors: 1 Son Keith Collins Garden City
2 Daughters Robbie Dibble Garden City
Cindy Waddle Denver, Colorado
5 Grandchildren
5 Great-Grandchildren

Funeral Service: 2:00 PM Wednesday
Place: Garnand Funeral Home
Officiating: Von Hunn
Burial: Valley View Cemetery in Garden City
Graveside Rites: Kansas Army National Guard Honor Guard
Memorials: Friends Of Lee Richardson Zoo
In care of Garnand Funeral Home
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