Seth 'Sonny' Arnold Collins Sr.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Seth "Sonny" Arnold Collins Sr., 74, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015.

Seth was born on July 4, 1941 in Yazoo City, Miss., to Seth Alton Collins and Carrie Leah Anderson Collins.

Sonny retired from Asbury Towers, along with his wife in 2014, where they both worked in the Dietary Area.

He was formerly employed with Schwerman Trucking.

Sonny was an accomplished hardwood flooring installer, as he had an eye for perfection.

Sonny was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jerry Lee Collins; and eight siblings.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Patricia Annetta Collins; eight children, Annetta Morgan and husband Ruben, Kerry Collins, Don Barnett and wife Jenny, Renee Ferguson and husband James, Randy Barnett and wife Michelle, Sonnie-Gail Webb, Rebecca Back and husband Darren, and Seth Collins III; a sister, Elaine Aycock and husband Wayne; two brothers, Larry Collins and Travis Collins and wife Donna; 57 grandchildren and 59 great-grandchildren plus two more on the way.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle, with Chaplain Jim Staggers officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5 -8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Sonny enjoyed fishing, going to casinos, scratching lotto tickets and playing the guitar. Most of all he will be fondly remembered as always helping others, he never met a stranger, and always put other's needs before his.

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