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Richard Ernest (Dick) Collins
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Richard Ernest (Dick) Collins, age 78, of Knoxville, Tennessee, formerly of Flint, Michigan, and most recently from San Jose. Richard was born in Flint Michigan and attended Michigan State University and received his MBA from the University of Missouri. He played golf in high school and college, then in his retirement his passion was writing and exercise. Richard also loved to do outdoor projects. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, and the best friend you could ever have. He is preceded in death by his parents Melvin Jacob and Louise E. Collins, and sister Barbara. Richard is survived by his wife of 28 years, Jo-Ann Collins; daughter, Meggan Fay of California; son and daughter-in-law, Sean and Ceri Fay of Knoxville; grandchildren, Tim (Danielle) Fay, Emily Fay, and Sophia Ruiz; great grandson, Wyatt Fay; step sisters, Beverly Waggoner and Brenda (Dan) Seitz; several nieces and nephews; and lifelong friends David and Irene Hulett of Knoxville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors, The Wounded Warrior Project


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