Edward Frank Collins

May 5, 1931 ~ April 30, 2019 (age 87)

Edward Frank Collins, 87, of Belleville, IL. Born May 5, 1931, in Columbia City, IN.

died peacefully Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at his home in Belleville, Illinois surrounded by his family.


            Edward served in the United States Navy and later worked as a Deputy Sheriff for the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department; he was also a St. Clair County Court Bailiff. He was a big Cardinals baseball fan. He loved adult coloring and was very good at it, he played the piano and loved watching cartoons.  Edward never met a stranger.


            Preceding him in death were his parents, Charles and Doris Collins, nee Brazelton and a daughter Teresa Johnson.


            Surviving are his wife Linda Collins nee Files and his Ex-Spouse/life long friend Annie Billings. His children Sudie (Wayne) Burroughs, Cutha Word, Carleta (John) Kowalczyk, Carlos (Sharon) Collins, Melody (Tim) Donahue, Wahweece (Bill) Dillon, Yvonne (Dennis) Ing, Tony (Julaine) Collins, and Celeste (Jimmy) Oliver. A brother-in-law Calvin Raedel, twenty-seven grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.


     Friends may call Friday May 3, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Spring Valley Baptist Church, 522 Maple Street, Shiloh, Illinois 62269, a funeral service will immediately follow.  Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois. 

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