Phillip Edward Collins, 67, of Theodosia, MO passed away July 4, 2020 at his residence surrounded by family. He was born February 16, 1953 in Rogersville, TN to Luthur and Thelma Irene (Lawson) Collins.
Phillip grew up and spent most of his life in Tennessee. He worked many years as a truck driver. He moved to the Ozarks in 2012 and made his home in Theodosia. On April 28, 2018 he was united in marriage to Deborah (Brush). Phillip was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was the kind of guy who could fix anything he got his hands on. If it was broke, he would fix it. He was an independent, strong-willed man, yet very compassionate. He loved life and his family. He was loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister Margie Marie Collins; one brother Clyde Collins; one brother-in-law Bill Winstead. He is survived by his wife Deborah Christine Collins of Theodosia, MO; children Shawna Ball and husband Wayne, Philip Shane Collins and wife Darla Davlin, Charles Allen Winwood and wife Jennifer Elaine, Kimberly Michelle Hensley and husband Farris; siblings Luther Collins Jr and wife Anna Faye, Douglas Wayne Collins and wife Gail, and Betty Sue Winstead; 14 grandchidlren; 7 great grandchildren; 12 nieces and nephews; and special friends Perry Smeltcer, Clyde Parker, T. Gibson, Dean and Sharon Williams, Gary and Venassa Price, Steve and Mary Hug, Dave Seiter, Mark Barger and Brian Klukow.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 2020 in the Rhoads Cemetery with David Homer officiating. Arrangements are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, MO.