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“Dear all, We are so sorry to hear about your husband, dad and grandfather. Dad (Bob Buckner, Johnnie's 1st cousin) called me last night to let me...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Cheri (Buckner) Bragg - Dublin, OH

“Johnny always had a smile. He was a very gentle and loving man. Tom has such good memeroies of growing up with his cousins and playing,.The family...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: carol buckner - crossville, TN

“David and Family, I was so shocked to hear of John's passing!! I am so sorry you are going through these tough times. John was like a Dad to me! ...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Jay Barbour - Palm Coast, FL

“Angela and April, so sorry for the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Kelli Caudill - Aberdeen, OH

“My late mother, Betty Collins Clift Bradley was Johnny's third or fourth cousin, but in Mays'Lick, KY where they grew up families are very extended. ...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Marsha Clift Franklin - Aberdeen, OH

“john was one of the best co worker i have ever had. He was a good friend and also at times he would be like a father figure. One minute he would be...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: kenneth boo Tully - Mayslick, KY

“Evelyn there are no words that can express how sorry I am for your loss. My prayers are with you. Love you ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Jane Carpenter - Wellston, OH


Johnnie F. Collins, age 75, of Wellston, Oh., passed from this life into his Heavenly home on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at the Holzer Medical Center ER in Jackson, Oh. He was born September 12, 1936 in Maysville, Kentucky, where he resided most of his life, to the late Harvey Duke Collins and Dorthea Godbey Collins. Johnnie was the manager of the Blue Jay Car Wash in Aberdeen, Oh. for 30 years. He moved to Wellston, Oh. 5 years ago and was a member of the Freedom Chapel and an honored friend of the Church on the Move, both in Wellston. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Menix Williams Collins of Wellston; son and daughter-in-law, David and Kim Collins of Batavia, Oh.; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and Mike Sams of Martin, Tennessee and April and Maurice Waugh of Alabaster, Alabama; 6 grandchildren, Tyler, Garret and Ryan Sams, Zachary Brammer and Parker and Max Waugh; sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Bud Wooten of Grayson, Kentucky; 5 step-daughters and sons-in-law, Diana and Bob Devlin of Jackson, Oh., Mary and Jim Burris of Carrollton, Oh., Debbie and Leonard Burris of Jackson, Oh., Sheila and Brad Benson of Wellston, Oh., and Tonya and Tony Faught of Jackson, Oh.; 2 step-sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmie and Betty Laney of Louisa, Kentucky and Butch and May Williams of Guam; nieces, Christa and Jennifer, as well as 12 step-grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and many cousins and friends. Besides his parents, Johnnie was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Parker Collins and his second wife, Mary Helen Poe Collins. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 P.M. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral service will be Thursday at 11 A.M. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with Pastor Perry Brafford officiating. Graveside services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 P.M. at the Charter Oak Cemetery in Aberdeen, Ohio.