Johnny G. Collins, 56 of Dover, died Sunday, September 2, 2012 at his home with his family by his side. He was born August 15, 1956 in Russellville, to John and Doris Rackley Collins. Johnny was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by his mother. Survivors include his three children, Author,Aerial and Kacie; his father, John Collins of Pelsor; a brother, Ronnie Collins and wife Sherri of Pelsor; a sister, Charlotte Nearn and husband Michael of Little Rock; and other nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at the Ben Hur Free Will Baptist Church officiated by the Rev. Herb Tilly with burial to follow at the Harrison Cemetery in Ben Hur, under the direction of Broussard Funeral Home of Russellville. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Honored to serve as pallbearers are Rodney Collins, Stanley Collins, Glendon Garrison, Ronnie Collins, Mike Nearn, Shannon Jordan and Wesley Jordan.
No body could do the monster mash quite like you. I called you my Frankenstein cousin, so much taller than the rest and what great big shoes; yet there was always a big smile with a heart that matched. I knew I was safe playing anywhere if you were around. As we grew into adults our lives grew apart. Yet we still shared so many memories and similarities: The loss of loved ones, broken marriages, and endless dreams in search for true love and happiness. Yet however and when our paths crossed you always had that same big smile and the heart that matched. Always working and trying to make things better and so willing to help others. Although another tragedy and a sorrowful memory has happened for our families as you passed from this life my hope and prayer is that you have found that eternal love and happiness that we so endless search for I can just see you standing in the presence of God with that Big ole Heart and a Great BIG SMILE Forever will you have a special place in my heart.
Charlotte & Family, I did not see Johnny very often but when I did he always had a smile. He will be missed by many. May God comfort you during this time of sadness, you are all in my prayers.
R.I.P. my dear friend, the fight is over, you will be in our hearts forever and you will be deeply missed by all. My thoughts & prayers are with the family.