Ronald Wayne Collins

Ronald Wayne Collins

Ronald Wayne Collins, 79, of Jefferson City, passed away Friday, August 9, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital from lung cancer complications. He was born January 26, 1940, in Sikeston, Missouri, the son of the late Marvin Wayne and Hettie June (Lovewell) Collins. He was a graduate of Caruthersville High School in 1958, Southeast Missouri State College with a bachelors degree in education and from Washington University in St. Louis with a masters degree in social work. On August 27, 1960, Wayne married Ethel Marie Atkinson who preceded him in death. He was united in marriage on November 19, 1994, in California, Missouri to Carol Marie Keil who survives at the home. Wayne served in the Army National Guard for nine years. He was employed by the State of Missouri for 35 years in numerous positions until retiring as Assistant Director for the Office of Administration, Division of Facilities Management. Wayne enjoyed fishing, traveling, visiting with friends and family, watching college sports, and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. Survivors include his wife, Carol Collins, Jefferson City; two children, Valerie Ann Collins (husband Mike Zimmer), of Linn; Darren Wayne Collins (wife Michelle) of Jefferson City; two step-sons, Jeffrey Todd Duvall (wife Angela) Jefferson City; Clinton Wade Cary (wife Amanda) of Salem; 10 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Wayne also had a special set of friends (some since 1984) from around the country who were his “Daytona family” meeting each June at Catalina Beach Club for vacation. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home followed by a Service of Remembrance at 6 p.m. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to Central Missouri Ronald McDonald House. Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.
January 26, 1940 - August 9, 201901/26/194008/09/2019
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August 14, 2019
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Dusty and Kim
August 13, 2019
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John Prenger
August 16, 2019
I send prayers and thoughts. Wish I had known earlier. Love. John Prenger
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Beth Hughes
August 14, 2019
Oh Pops.... Rafe and I will miss you but are so grateful for the memories we have. So very glad we got one last Catalina vacation with you. Lots of Love Pops, Fly high!
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Rhiannon
August 14, 2019
So many wonderful memories over the years in Daytona with Ron. Lots of love for you all, especially during this difficult time. Love, Rhiannon
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John Nagy. Jersey
August 13, 2019
Many great memories . The one that will be special will be the summer of 2019 . Thank you god for giving him the strength to spend what would be his last days with all us in Dayton. It was very special. Carol we love you and pray that you get through this . Love you Ron... Continue Reading
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Darren Collins
August 14, 2019
I was so happy when my dad called to tell me that he and Carol were going to Daytona this summer to see all of you. They really needed that.
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Beth Minter
August 13, 2019
Carol & family, I am sorry for your loss. May the good memories of time with Wayne, family, friends, and your faith help you get through this most difficult time.
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Joyce Schneider Schutt
August 12, 2019
Carol, My sincere sympathy to you and your family on the loss of Wayne. May God bless you with comfort and peace in your time of sorrow. Sincerely, Joyce Schneider Schutt
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Dusty and Kim Thomas
August 14, 2019
We were blessed to meet Ron in 1986 at the Catalina. Fond memories of his laughter, friendship, and charter fishing trips will forever remain in our hearts. Carol our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dusty and Kim.
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Kathy Nagy
August 12, 2019
It was great seeing Ron in our happy place the Catalina Beach club , Getting together with our Catalina family,So happy that him and Carol made the trip down , So many happy memories over the last 34 years,
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Rick Contryman
August 14, 2019
Forget Me Nots was posted for Ronald Wayne Collins.
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Rick Contryman
August 14, 2019
My prayers for the family