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Gary Lewis Collins

April 18, 1954 — August 25, 2018

Gary Lewis Collins

Gary Lewis Collins , age 64, of Clarksville , Tennessee , passed away at St Thomas West in Nashville TN

Gary was born on April 18, 1954, to Lewis J. and Barbara Jean Steverson Collins, in Clarksville, Tennessee. He grew up on a farm in Hampton Station, Montgomery County, Tennessee. He was married to Lillie Mazola Harding Collins for twenty-one years, having wed on January 9, 1998. He was a graduate of Clarksville High School, and while he didn’t continue with his formal education.

Gary was a very intelligent man who taught himself to speak three languages. He also loved learning about different cultures and was a student of history. He was a person with a big heart, and cared about people. Art and music were among his hobbies, and he really loved old records. He was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and worshipped at the Clarksville East Congregation.

Mr. Collins is survived by his wife: Lillie Mazola Harding Collins; children: Montoya (Jason) Taylor, Vanessa (Marty) Mayo and Xavier Ransom; grandchildren: Shayla Mayo and Maxwell “Max” Mayo; siblings: Deborah (Adrian) Wilkins, Sheila (Jerry) Bernard, Beverly (Terry) Groves and Marian (Douglas) Watkins; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: William Lewis Collins and Vanessa Collins.

A Memorial Service, celebrating Gary’s life will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. at The Kingdom Hall, Clarksville East Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, located at 1747 Ashland City Bypass, Clarksville, Tennessee 37040.

Cremation Society of Tennessee is assisting the family with the arrangements and condolences may be made at www.cremationsocietyoftn.com.

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