David Keith Collins, Sr., 78, of Palatka, passed from this life on Thursday, May 09, 2019 at Putnam Community Medical Center following an extended illness. He was a native of Beckley, West Virginia and had moved to Putnam County at the age of 13. He had worked as a machine operator at Georgia Pacific and had attended Palatka Church of God. David enjoyed watching black and white westerns and spending time with his family.
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He is preceded in death by his son, Marty Ellis, grandsons, Randall Fincher, Jr., Doug Collins, and Tony Collins and brothers, Leroy Collins and Nathaniel Collins
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Laura Collins, children, David K. Collins, Jr., Bill Collins, Bo Ellis, Michael Collins, Kathy Pitts and Suzie Sweeting all of Palatka, Eric Collins of Interlachen and Melody Collins of Satsuma, siblings, Ike Collins of Pensacola, Frank Collins, Jr. of Virginia, James Walter Gilmore of Georgia, Faye Ansley, Jody Thomas and Ethel Moore all of Palatka, Barbara Browning of Ocala, Mary Anowitz of Texas, Yana Harrell of North Carolina and Joan O’Connell of St. Augustine, 18 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and numerous step-brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Oak Hill West Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2019 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at David’s Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com .
Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.