James Edward Collins
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James Edward Collins
  • August 1, 1926 - November 22, 2017
  • Manteca, California

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James Collins passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on November 22, 2017. He had been a long time resident of Brentwood. His wife Irene preceded him in death. James had two daughters Pamela Washburn and Son-in-law Oliver Washburn of Weatherford, Texas. Nancy Hutcheson and Mike Bartilson of Manteca California. He had 5 Grandchildren Jason Washburn, Diane Heym, Nathan Washburn, April Grosser, Hunter Hutcheson and 7 Great Grandchildren.

James was born in Hartshorne Oklahoma. His family moved to the Fresno area when he was 13 years old. James was a WWII veteran serving in the US Navy from 1944-1946. He served aboard the USS Ticonderoga and was in Tokyo bay for the signing of the treaty with Japan.

James came to Brentwood in 1963 after he bought the Western Auto store on Oak St. James and Irene ran the store until 1988 when they retired and closed the store.

James was very active in the Brentwood United Methodist Church.

Visitation is Thursday December 14, 2017 between 6pm and 8pm at Brentwood Funeral Home. Funeral services are Friday December 15 2017 at 1:00pm at the Brentwood United Methodist Church with burial to follow at the Brentwood Cemetery.

If you would like to make a donation in James' honor, please make it to the Brentwood United Methodist Church.