Thomas Frank Collins

  • Born: June 10, 1934
  • Died: November 14, 2021
  • Location: Central, South Carolina

Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory

108 Cross Creek Road
Central, SC 29630
Tel. (864) 639-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Thomas Frank Collins, 87, of Central, husband to Gary Matthews Collins, passed away on November 14, 2021.
Born in Macon, GA, he was the son of the late James and Arline Chambliss Collins. Mr. Collins graduated with his bachelor's degree from Mercer University and master's degree from Clemson University. He was a Professor of Physics and Astronomy for thirty-eight years at Clemson University and was named a Professor Emeritus. Along with other professors, they started Electrical Associates of Clemson. Mr. Collins was a member of Pendleton United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-nine years, Gary Matthews Collins; daughters, Kathy Collins Snider (Todd) of Houston, TX, Christie Collins Schnagel (Todd) of Gallatin, TN and Laura Rachael Collins of Murfreesboro, TN; granddaughters, Rachael Welch-Snider (Kristen) and Bryn Snider, both of Houston, TX.
Mr. Collins was predeceased by his parents and brothers, James Collins, Jr, and Russell Collins.
The family will receive friends on Friday, November 19, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at Pendleton United Methodist Church, 217 S. Broad Street, Pendleton, SC 29670.
Funeral service will follow in the church at 2:00 p.m.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions can be made to the Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Prayers for Gary and the family.
Joe & Ardeth Dunlap

Posted by Joe Dunlap - Piedmont, SC - Friend   November 20, 2021


Dear Kathy, Todd and family,
You all are in my prayers. Praying for peace and comfort for you all.
Love, Patti Snider

Posted by Patti Snider - Rock Hill, SC - Family   November 17, 2021


Dear Collins Family,

Please know that we are sending prayers for your comfort and healing. May warm memories of Tom's loving presence be a blessing to you always.

Peace and Love,
Al, Karen, Laura, Caroline and Jill Snider

Posted by Al Snider - Fort Myers, FL - Family   November 17, 2021

Gary and Daughters, I am saddened to read of Tom's passing. I pray God's comfort upon you. I cannot be there for you, so I will hold you in my heart and thoughts. God's blessings upon each of you.

Posted by Louise Harrison - Easley, SC - Friend   November 17, 2021

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