Calvin Joseph Collins, Sr., was born April 6, 1944 in Kansas, to the late Robert and Janette Collins.
After a long battle of grief and a short battle of cancer, on Friday May 3, 2019 with family at his side, he went to be with the love of his life "Sue' and the Lord.
Cal proudly served 4 years on the Army during the 1960s.
He was preceded in death by his wife and soulmate, Liz "Sue" Collins, of 28 years; brother, Robert "Bobby" Collins; and sister, Sharron Collins WIlson.
Cal is survived by his daughter, Tracy (Casey) Zahn of Longview, Texas; son, Joey (Stacy) Collins of Longview, Texas, Stacy Alford; sisters, MaryJean Collins and Alice Scheidecker of Wisconsin; brother, James Collins; six grandchildren, Whitney Alford of Longview, Texas, Heather (Ricky) Pyle of Diana, Texas, Colby (Haleigh) Collins of Kilgore, Texas, McKenzie Collins of Longview, Texas, Cheyenne Zahn of Longviw, Texas, and Cody Zahn of Longview, Texas; two great-grandchldren, Jayce and Ruger Pyle of Diana, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
The family of Mr. Calvin would like the say a very special "Thank you" to the staff at Heart to Heart Hospice, His nurse, Dara, and to the staff at Marshall Manor West for taking care of our Dad.
There will be a private service for the family.