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Wilbur Collins

May 3, 1932 ~ January 10, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Wilbur Collins Obituary

James Wilbur Collins, 91, of Winnsboro, passed away peacefully at his home on January 10, 2024.  Wilbur was born in Winnsboro, South Carolina on May 3, 1932, to Allie Mae and Clyde Collins.   Wilbur graduated from Mt. Zion School in Winnsboro and went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Army at Fort Jackson for 4 years. Wilbur married the love of his life, Betty Cogdill, March 24, 1951.

Wilbur worked as a supervisor at Uniroyal for 34 ½ years.  Wilbur started J. Wilbur Collins Company on August 11, 1969, and was active in the business for 44 years. Wilbur enjoyed spending time with family at vacation homes at Lake Wateree, Myrtle Beach, and in the Virginia Mountains, gardening… he had a green thumb and so enjoyed beautiful flowers, traveling, and in later years attending Friday night Blackstock Bluegrass was the highlight of his week.

Wilbur is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 72 years, Betty Collins, four children: James Randy Collins, Steven Keith Collins, Clyde Eugene “Deanie” Collins (Laura), and Karen Renee Jandron, six grandchildren: Miranda Albert (David), Amy Swaim (Tim), Ginger Wood (Shaun), Brandon Collins (Jenny), Alexander Douglas, and Kyle Collins, and eight great-grandchildren: Kimmy Albert, Taylor Swaim, Spencer Wood, Andrew Wood, Carson Wood, Dillon Albert, Hunter Collins, and Ellie Wood, and one sister, Opal Grooms.  In addition to his parents, Wilbur was predeceased by his granddaughter, Jessica Collins.

The Collins Family would like to express sincere appreciation to Millard Pearson and Jeanette Miller, who are now and forever extended family, for their patience and outstanding care.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, January 14, 2024, at Stephen Greene Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends one hour before the service in the church.  The burial will be private in Stephen Greene Memorial Cemetery.  The service will be live streamed onto Pope Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

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January 14, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Stephen Greene Baptist Church
500 Seventh Street
Winnsboro, SC 29180

Funeral Service
January 14, 2024

2:00 PM
Stephen Greene Baptist Church
500 Seventh Street
Winnsboro, SC 29180

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