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O.H. ‘Jack’ Collins, age 96, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2015, at the Johnson Community Hospital. He was born April 11, 1919 in Hancock County, TN to the late M.C. Collins and Fluie Horton Collins. In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Faye Mains Collins; eight sisters and brothers.
Jack owned and operated his own business in Mountain City for several years. He was a United States Navy veteran having served from 1942-1946.
He was a member of Appalachian Church of Christ.
Jack is survived by his loving daughter, Dianne Collins Moretz and husband Tim of Mountain City, TN and one sister, Ruth Collins of Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service was conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Sunset Memorial Park with Pastor Buddy Morefield officiating. Pallbearers were nephews: Darwin Main, Colis Main, Cleve Main, Otto Main, George Main and Mark Wallace. Honorary pallbearers were Jack’s church family and friends.
Per Jack’s request, his body will lie in state at Mountain City Funeral Home beginning on Thursday afternoon.
Memorials in Jack’s memory may be made to the Tennessee Children’s Home, PO Box 10, Spring Hill, TN 37174. All donations will stay in and assist children in East Tennessee.
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The family of O. H. ‘Jack’ Collins has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.