Thomas Keith Collins, 72, of Summerville, S.C., widower of Judith Ann Collins, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at Magnolia Manor in St. Marys.
Friends and family may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at James A. Dyal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at James A. Dyal Funeral Home. Inurnment will be held at Dorchester Memory Gardens at a later date.
Thomas was born on Aug. 9, 1944, in Mount Pleasant, Pa., son of the late George W. Collins Jr. and Lottie Mae (Miller) Collins. He was a retired veteran of the United States Navy where he served in the Vietnam War. He also retired from Behr Heat Transfer. He was an avid reader who enjoyed shooting guns and watching old westerns, the Atlanta Braves, Clemson Tigers and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Most importantly, he loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.
Surviving are one son, Robert T. Collins (Sue) of Ridgeland, S.C.; three daughters, Michele Anderson (Mike) of St. Marys, Stacey Coburn (Patrick) of Belton, S.C., and Robin Collins (Debbie) of Napanee, Canada; one brother, William B. Collins of Alverton, Pa.; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by one brother, James E. Collins.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 174 E. Bay St. Suite 300, Charleston, SC 29401.
A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting www.jamesadyal.com. Arrangements by James A. Dyal Funeral Home, 303 S. Main St., Summerville, SC 29483.