Ricki James Collins
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Ricki James Collins
  • December 5, 1957 - October 3, 2017
  • Palmyra, Virginia

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Ricki James Collins, 59, of Palmyra, Virginia passed away October 3, 2017.



He is survived by his wife and very best friend, Laurie Beth Collins.



Ricki was the extraordinary father to Randall Stuart James Collins, Daniel Travis Williams and Candace Ivy Collins. He had a special relationship to his grandsons, Raiden James Stuart Collins, Kenneth Downing and his great nephew, Eli “Slick” Fitzgerald.



Ricki was the son of Ivy Glass and Robert Stuart Glass of Louisa. Brother of Rita Sue Glass, R.S. Glass Jr. and Randall A. Collins, wife, Vickie and special brother-in-law to Kelly McCutcheon Franz. Special uncle to Samantha and Timmy Fitzgerald.



Most of all Ricki loved his family and his Virginia Cavalier sports. Many of his happiest moments were with his family at UVA sporting events, road trips, and tailgating with very special friends.



Following a 20 year Naval Career, he worked for the Virginia Department of Corrections and volunteered with the Board of the Jefferson Swim League and the FAST swim team.



Teague Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements. Visitation will take place Tuesday, October 10, 2017, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. In honor of Ricki, please wear your blue and orange game day gear.



Final military honor salute and committal of ashes will take place Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 11:00 am at the Bybee’s Road Baptist Church Cemetery in Troy.