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“My Dearest Linda, My Best Friend. My Heart Breaks For You & Your Family. I Am Here For You Sweetie Always. I Will Be Praying For All Of You. And Also...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Ed & Jennie Parks - Mt. Airy, NC

“Linda, I am so very sorry. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Lisa Giles - Parrottsville, TN

“Prayers for you and your family! ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: James and Margaret Marble - AL

“Sorry to hear about Dewayne. We were like brothers growing up. He will be greatly missed by all. R.I.P.Your friend David Bobo ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: David Bobo - Columbia, TN

“We met and spoke with Dewayne when Lennie past away. We're so sorry to hear this. God Bless all of you.Bob and Liz WillsonChester Ave.Spring Hill, TN ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Bob and Liz Willson - Spring Hill, TN

“I am sorry for your loss. I grew up with Dewayne and he was a good friend. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Dwayne Sparkman - Columbia TN.

“He was the sweetest guy on our bus when we were going to Spring Hill School. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Janice Hutcherson-Chambers


Calvin Dewayne Collins, 62, retired engineer for NASA and resident of Jade Pointe Drive in Decatur, Alabama, died Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Decatur Morgan Hospital.

A graveside service will be conducted Friday at 11:00 A.M. at Knob Creek Cemetery with his son, Brian Collins and Bro. Paul Cheshier officiating. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements and condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com.

Born May 8, 1954 in Maury County, he was the son of Calvin Robert Collins of Spring Hill and the late Lennie Sullivan Collins. He was a 1973 graduate of Spring Hill High School and graduated from Columbia State Community College and Athens State College.

In addition to his father, survivors include his wife, Linda Stephens Collins of Decatur, AL; daughter, Shannon (Mike) Allred of Decatur, AL; son, Brian (Amanda) Collins of Decatur, AL; grandchildren, Zoie Collins, Zanna Collins, Zimeri Collins, and Zadie Collins, and Ella Allred all of Decatur, AL; and sister, Brenda Collins of Columbia.

Active pallbearers will be Brian Collins, Mike Allred, Dennis Stephens, Jerry Stephens, Tommy Stanfill, and Ronnie Sparkman. Honorary pallbearers include Mike and Pansy Saylor.

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