Joe Collins, 73, of Glen White, WV was called home to be with the Lord on July 17, 2020 after a brief illness. Joe was born on April 13, 1947 in Sophia, WV to the late AnnaLee Collins Davis and Lester Myers. Joe was raised by his grandmother Mary Jane Collins Acorb. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife: Louise “Sissy” Hamilton Collins; daughter: Melinda Joe Collins; infant granddaughter: Alexus McKenzie; and siblings: Jimmy Davis, Rachel Rhodes, Howard Gene Davis and Phyllis Gene “Genie” Myers Smith.
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Joe is survived by children: Lester Joe Collins, Jimmy Joe Collins, Anne Lee Teague, Mary Helen Martin, and Joe Millard Collins; siblings: Yvonne Leeanna Collins, Paul Davis Sr., David Davis, Kenneth Davis Sr., Sally Rhodes, Lamond Myers, Toney Myers, and Loyd Myers; grandchildren: Hayden Joe Carr, Howard Joe Collins, Joshua Joe Collins, Edward Joe Collins, Austin Levi Collins, Landon Gage Collins, Chris Guiles, Tiffany Henderson, Joe Junior Collins, Hailey Marie Collins and James Edward Collins; nephew Kenneth “Petey” Davis Jr, who was raised by Joe; 5 great grandchildren and many more nieces and nephews.
Joe retired from the UMWA. He worked in the shaft department and as a core drill operator. Joe was a family man and never met a stranger. He would give anything he had to someone in need. His family talks about him buying and delivering food to the neighborhood children when he came home from work. He was a plain man and enjoyed the simpler things in life; he enjoyed farming and was a horse trader.
Per Joe’s wishes, he is being cremated and will be buried in the Acred Mt. Cemetery in Lester, WV at a later date.
Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Rd, Flatwoods, WV 26621 is honored to be caring for the Collins family during their time of need.