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Thomas H. Collins
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Thomas H. Collins
Saltville, VA

Thomas H. Collins of Saltville, VA, age 87 passed away Monday March 5, 2018 at Valley Health Care in Chilhowie, VA. He was a veteran Sergeant in the U.S. Army, and a retired Boilermaker. His since of humor and kindness to children will be missed. He enjoyed listening to music, telling a good story, horseracing, and spending time outdoors.
He was preceded in death by his parents John and Mabel Collins; brothers, James Collins and Kenneth Collins; and sister, Patsy McCormick.

He is survived by his wife Ruth Collins; daughter Vida Diehl (Chris) of Johnson City, TN; granddaughter Whitney Caldwell (fiancé Chris Peters) of Franklin, TN; brother, Bill Collins of Tannersville, VA; sisters, Helen Smith of Mansfield, OH and Loretta Bise of Abingdon, VA; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday March 9, 2018 at Mount Rose Cemetery with Rev. Joe Collins officiating. The family will receive from 12:30 until 1:30 Friday at Henderson Funeral Home prior to going to the cemetery. Marion V.F.W. and the U.S. Army will have Military Rites.
The family would like to thank the staff at Valley Health Care.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Alzheimers Association at

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D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville, VA is honored to be serving the Thomas Collins family.

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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
D. R. Henderson Funeral Home

148 East Main St
Saltville, Virginia 24370





2:00 PM
Mount Rose Cemetery

10069 Crescent Rd.
Glade Spring, VA 24340


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