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Claude  Allen Collins

Claude Allen Collins

Sunday May 7th, 1939 - Thursday April 29th, 2021
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Obituary

Claude “Allen” Collins, born May 7, 1939, in Rossville , Georgia, to Robert “Joe” and Kathryn Foster Collins, left this world on April 29, 2021, at his home, at the age of 81.

He was a true and dedicated husband, father, and Poppie, to 16 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.

Claude ran his own auto body shop under the name of Al’s body shop. He loved to bowl and was a member of many leagues in the Fort Oglethorpe area. He retired from Sentinel Transportation in 2005 after having driven for 27 years for other local trucking companies. He was very involved with Ridgeland High School Band during the 2007-2010 football seasons.

Allen is preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Kathryn Collins; 2 brothers, Floyd (Tommy) Collins and Robert (Lou) Collins; granddaughter, Crystal Collins; daughter-in-law, Lorri Robinson Collins; great niece, Sissy Collins; 3 dear nephews, Mitch Hardigree, Jack Sprayberry and Mike Collins.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Linda D. Collins; two daughters, Debbie (Ben) Marrow of Whitebluff, Tn., Cindy (Joe) Carlton of Eagleville, Tn; two sons, Ricky (Tonya) Collins of Portland, Tn. and David Collins of Ringgold, Ga; two sisters, Betty Jean Sprayberry of Ringgold, Ga. and Rose Sharon Hutson, of Crocket, Ca; very close cousin and friend, Gene Foster.

Allan requested a celebration of life (party) which will be scheduled at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society, Hospice of Chattanooga, or Untethered Church of Ft. Oglethorpe, in memory of Allen Collins.

Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.
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Beverly Collins

Posted at 12:26am
Praying for the family at this very difficult time.......have lots of fond memories of Allen at the lake he would pull us kids behind the boat , and of him and my dad at the house where he painted cars, and lastly when yall lived next door to us . He was always the same and Linda you have been there for me on many occasions, I pray for God to uplift you during this time . Love Bev.


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Jim & Bert Spradlin

Posted at 10:58pm
Deepest sympathy and our Love to Linda with the loss of Allen. Allen will be greatly missed my all the family. Many great memories and the friendship throughout the many years.
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Deleane Miller

Posted at 03:11pm
Linda, so very sorry for your loss! You are family to us and he will be so missed. Allen was there for me during one of the worse periods in my life. Helped just about all night to get me safely moved. I'll always be grateful for what he has done for me, his never ending joking and laughing, his guidance, the friend he was to my daddy and will always remember that big bright smile! Love you!!
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