Mr. Kelly Collins Jr., 73, of Danleyton, Greenup County, passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Kelly was a wonderful father, husband, and pawpaw, brother, and uncle.
Born July 11, 1947 to the late Kelly Sr. and Blanche (Gillespie) Collins in Greenup, Kentucky. He is survived by his wife Brenda Nolen Collins; son, James K Collins (Kelly); sister, Ruby (Collins) Riffe (Bob); sister-in-law, Linda Nolen Triplett (Jim); brother-in-law, Randy Nolen, step-granddaughter, Ashley Grimes (Isaiah), and step-grandchildren; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.
Kelly graduated from Greenup County High School in 1967 and attended Morehead University. He retired from Kentucky Electric Steel where he was a Quality Control Coordinator. Kelly had many interests in life and was an accomplished historian of early American history. He built Kentucky long rifles and attended French and Indian War era events. He taught his family about history, living off the land, and was a pillar in his community. Neighbors always knew that Kelly would be there for them when in need. Kelly raised mountain curs and loved to hunt. He also loved to blacksmith with his son James.
He will be greatly missed but his family knows that they were loved, and he was loved in return.
Services are 1:00 pm, Monday, March 22nd at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods.
Visitation begins at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kentucky Humane Society https://www.kyhumane.org/donate .
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