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Morgan Douglas Collins

Graveside services for Morgan Douglas Collins, 67, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 2, 2021, at Elijah Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mr. Collins passed away peacefully at 9:35 a.m., Sunday, November 28, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his loved ones.


He was born October 20, 1954, at West Plains, Missouri, the son of Ival Wendell Collins and Mary Francis Owen Collins.  On June 25, 1977 he was married to Terry Lee Richardson in Ozark County, Missouri.  He was a retired Boilermaker.  Morgan was a loving husband, precious son, best brother, and a Special Daddy to his children, as well as a great ‘Papa’ to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Morgan holds a special place in the hearts of his family, friends, and all who knew him as a selfless, giving, patient and truly gentle soul.  His love for fishing (all night with only a bite), deer and turkey hunting, which he willingly and patiently shared with his children and grandchildren, thrilled him so.  He was of the Church of Christ faith.


Morgan is survived by his wife of forty-four years, Terry Lee Collins, of the family home; his Precious Mama Mary Francis Owen Collins; three children, Crisi Hadley and husband, James, Douglas Collins, Leigh Collins and Thomas McGoldrick; seven grandchildren, Victoria McKee, Nicholas Hadley, Kyle Hadley, Zeriah Jones, Kailee Collins and Willow Collins; a very special great-granddaughter, Scarlett Collins (Little Starlett to Morgan); one brother, Galen Collins and wife, Margaret; two sisters, Teresa Goodpasture and Terena Hudson and husband, Lionel; four brothers-in-law, Charles Richardson and wife, Phyllis, Doyle Richardson and wife, Joan, Jerry Richardson and wife, Vicky, and Gary Richardson and wife, Janet; one sister-in-law, Sherry Pemberton and husband, Rocky; and many family and friends who were also family to Morgan.


He was preceded in death by his Daddy, Ival Wendell Collins, several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces & nephews – too numerous to name, but always in our hearts and never forgotten.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his honor to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Cancer Organization of Choice and left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775.  Online condolences may be expressed at