William Riley Collins age 60 of Prestonsburg, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the Hospice Care Center in Hazard, Kentucky. He was born January 5, 1957 in Floyd County, Kentucky to the late Roy Collins and Rosanna Watkins Collins Rinker, who survives. He was the husband of Juanita Newsome Collins, who also survives.
Along with his wife and mother, survivors include three sons, Rono (Lisa) Hamilton of McDowell, Kentucky, Leo (Brenda) Hamilton of Elkhorn City, Kentucky, and Cleo Hamilton of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, one daughter, Amanda (Ricky) Collins Blevins of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, two brothers, Marvin Collins of Warsaw, Indiana, and Dewayne Collins of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, and four sisters, Lois Collins Wright and Linda Collins McKenzie both of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, Edith Collins Slone of Claypool, Indiana, and Faye Collins Prater of Silver Lake, Indiana. Seventeen grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren also survive.
In addition to his father, William is preceded in death by one son, Reo Hamilton, and two brothers, Junior Collins and Kenny Collins.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 pm Sunday, November 5, 2017 from the Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Cole officiating. Burial followed in the Collins Family Cemetery at Middle Creek, Kentucky.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Magoffin County Funeral Home.