BENNY R. COLLINS

APRIL 12, 1938 - JANUARY 10, 2009

GROVE - Benny R Collins, 70, formerly of Oklahoma City, OK, passed away on Saturday, January 10th, 2009 while in the company of family members following an extended illness at Integris Grove General Hospital in Grove, OK.

Benny was born in Oklahoma City, OK on April 12, 1938, the son of the late Roy and Jessie Collins. He graduated from Capital Hill High School in Oklahoma City, OK. Benny married Margaret Joan Kendea in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on November 21, 1958.

Benny served in the automotive repair industry until his retirement from Bob Howard Honda in 2000. He enjoyed cars, golfing, and spending time with his family. Benny was a wonderful husband, father and brother. He was a friend and blessing to everyone he came into contact with. Benny was a member of Elk River Baptist Church in Grove, OK.

Benny was preceded in death by both of his parents.

Benny is survived by his wife, Margaret Collins of the home, two sons, Eric and wife Daneen Collins and Vince Collins, and one daughter, Cheryl and husband Keith Lozier of Grove, OK.

He is also survived by four grandchildren, Brandi Pierce, Zach Lozier, Tiffney Finley & Erica Collins and six great-grandchildren, Adlee, Canaan, Malachi Pierce and Zoey, Teagan, and Hudson Finley

Memorial Services was held on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 2 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Jay, OK. The Rev. Daniel Newton will officiate.

Services entrusted to Funeral Services of Grand Lake, Grove, OK. Online condolences may be left at www.funeralservicesofgrandlake.com.