Graveside services for Bobby Eugene Collins, 78, Dora, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Ledbetter Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Collins died at 7:23 p.m., Friday, June 7, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center. He was born March 16, 1935, at West Plains, Missouri, to Tommy E. and Clora Edith May Collins. On April 1, 1966, he was married at Crider, Missouri, to Merlene Ruby Robinson. Mr. Collins worked at DRS, formerly Southwest Truck Body and was the owner and operator of AD Grocery. He enjoyed visiting friends and bluegrass music. Mr. Collins was a member of the Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Merlene Ruby Collins, of the family home; four children, Ronnie Collins, special friend, Angie McDonald, Barbara Busbey, husband, Dennis, all of Crider, Missouri, Kathy Fisher and Marlynn Fisher, both of the State of Idaho; three grandchildren, Bryan Tharp, Kelsie Nelson, husband Leon and Bobbi Busbey; three great-grandchildren, Baylie, Hunter and Trevan; and one sister, Imogene Belcher, husband, Walter, Crider, Missouri.
His parents, one son, Robert Collins, four sisters, one great-granddaughter, Keylie and mother-in-law, Kate Robinson, precede him in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Monday, June 10, 2013, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Family and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.