Gary Lewis Collins

Gary Lewis Collins

April 18, 1954 - August 25, 2018

Gary Lewis Collins

April 18, 1954 - August 25, 2018


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

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: September 9, 2018 (4:30 PM)
  • Venue: Kingdom Hall, Clarksville East Congregation
  • Location: 1747 Ashland City Bypass Clarksville, TN 37040
  • Phone Number: (931) 648-3967

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6 responses to Gary Lewis Collins

  1. My Dear Brother, I will miss your charming personality and your warm smile. Look forward to seeing you in the resurrection when all things are new (Rev 21:3,4).

  2. Gary, My best friend, my brother. I truly thank God for a wonderful friendship and acquainrance. My brother, I will surely miss you, but I have joy in knowing that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Rest In Peace, Gary unti we meet again. We talked about and shared so many memories; the most significant, sharing with me that you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. That day I will always cherish and remember! Praise HIs holy name! Thank you Lord Jesus! To the family, I pray you find comfort and peace in Gary’s home going celebration. God bless you all.

  3. Dear Jack, Bobbie and family: We loved Gary very much. We remember him as a little boy running around on the farm working hard and having fun with his family. We pray that every time a gentle breeze blows, it will bring back happy memories of Gary’s smile and laughter. May God Bless you during this time. We are lifting you up in prayer for strength.

  4. We are deeply saddened by the the loss of your son. We will be keeping you and your family in our prayers.

  5. Mary Porter says:

    I am going to miss Gary very much. I was 20 when I met Gary. He was around 14 then. I have come to be a part of the Collins family. I love Gary and the whole family so much. I can’t be with them in person but I will be with them in spirit. I love you all Collins family.

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