Born Friday, July 11, 1930
Died Tuesday, July 27, 2021
William Carl Collins Jr., age 91, of Council Hill, Oklahoma passed from this life on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. He was born on July 11, 1930 near Boynton, Oklahoma to W. C. and Jewel (Hill) Collins. Jr. graduated from Wainwright High School in 1948 and served 4 years in the Navy during the Korean Conflict.
Jr. and Mary Jack (Nelson) were married August 9, 1958 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He was a rural mail carrier in the Council Hill area from 1957 to 1986.
He was proud of his family and enjoyed working with horses, cattle and his gardens.
Jr. was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Jerry Collins; sisters-in-law, Ellen Collins and Alberta Nelson; brothers-in-law, Archie Dee Crabtree, Norman Hager, Lee Roy Jones, Burl Overmon, Burt Nelson and Curt Nelson; and niece, Jerrie Dean Collins.
Survivors are his wife, Mary Jack of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Greg (Slick) Holland of Wainwright; son, Clay Collins of Council Hill; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Aundrea and Jesse Getson of Denver, Colorado; sisters, Nina Overmon of Checotah, Sue Crabtree of Henryetta, Nila Jean Jones of Hitchita; sister-in-law, Sharon Nelson of Bakersfield, California; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Jr’s life will be celebrated at 10AM, Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ryan Wells officiating. Interment will follow at Council Hill Cemetery with military honors being presented. Pallbearers will be Kenny Hager, Johny Crabtree, Clay Collins and Greg Holland. Honorary pallbearers will be Jamie Neumeyer, Eldon Staton, Brent Williams, Bill Holland, Bob Sisson and Billy Crabtree.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.