James "Jimmy"


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James "Jimmy" Collins

Aug 24 1937 - Sep 06 2008

Jimmy Collins, a loving husband and best friend of 27 years, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, September 6, 2008. Jimmy was born August 24, 1937 in Lubbock, Texas to Eugene Collins Sr. and Mary (Fuller). He grew up in Floydada, Texas and received a Finance Degree from Texas Tech University in 1961. Jimmy also earned a graduate degree in Banking from SMU in 1969. On May 30, 1981, Jimmy married Marianne Scott, the love of his life, in Abilene, Texas. Jimmy and Marianne attended the Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas. He loved his family and enjoyed life with great enthusiasm. He made friends easily and had many. Jimmy retired from the FDIC in 2002. Jimmy is survived by his wife, Marianne Collins of Frisco, Texas; his daughters, Christie Collins of Lakewood, California, Vickie Collins of Los Angeles, California, Sherri (Collins) Gass and her husband, Eric of North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania; sisters-in-law, Emma Collins of Lubbock, Texas and Jana Scott of Abilene, Texas; several nieces and nephews; cousin, Joanne Jackson; in-laws, Dale and Betty Scott of Abilene, Texas. A Funeral Service will be held at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 2:30 PM with Pastor Roy Williamson officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview West Memorial Park. Family and friends are invited to Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Frisco at their convenience on Tuesday to pay respects and to sign the register book. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Tuesday evening from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
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