David T. Collins

July 1, 1938 ~ April 5, 2012 (age 73)


David T. Collins, 73, of Shelbyville died Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus.

Born July 1, 1938, in Shelby County, he was the son of Earnest and Ava Berneice (Holmes) Collins. He married Carol Sue Coulston in May of 1964.

Survivors include son, Timothy David Collins of Shelby County; daughter, Kimberly Sue Collins-Ross of Shelby County; grandchildren, Ashley Watson, Amber Collins and Devin, Amanda and Brandon Ross; great-grandchildren, Gracie and Addyson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

Mr. Collins attended Morristown High School and was a veteran of Indiana National Guard.

He had worked for KCL Corp. 30 years.

David’s precious grandchildren were the light of his life.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service and Crematory, 703 S. Harrison St.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens, with graveside military rites conducted by local veterans organizations.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Awareness Association, 4755 Kingsway Drive, Suite 333, Indianapolis, IN 46205

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April 9, 2012

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Murphy-Parks Funeral Services
703 S. Harrison St.
Shelbyville, IN 46176

Funeral Service
April 10, 2012

10:00 AM
Murphy-Parks Funeral Service
703 S. Harriosn Street
Shelbyville, Indiana 46176

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