The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 9, 2012

Obituaries — Monday, Jan. 9, 2012

Ronnie Dean Collins

Ronnie Dean Collins, age 74, of Cool Ridge, WV, passed away in Akron, Ohio, on Thursday morning, January 5, 2012.

Born on January 25, 1937, in Hazard, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Arthur Collins and Ida Mae Webb Collins.

Mr. Collins was retired from the Department of Highways for the State of WV as a welder. He had made his home in the Cool Ridge area for most of his adult life. Mr. Collins enjoyed sports, NASCAR racing, and hunting and fishing.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Mary Collins in 2010, two brothers, William Collins and Arthur Collins Jr., two sisters Peggy Lucas and Glenda Cline, and also by two grandchildren Shawn Snyder and Christopher Miller.

Those survivors left to cherish his memory include his children: Teresa Snyder and her husband Kelvin of Akron, Ohio, Deborah Miller of Akron, Ohio, Sherry Farthing and her husband Rob of Cool Ridge, WV, and Ronnie Collins Jr., and his wife Nicky of Grandview, WV.

11 grandchildren, Todd Leary, Kevin Snyder, Stephanie Miller, Melissa Adorni, Nick Farthing, Danielle Farthing, Pierce Farthing, Ryan Collins, Joshua Collins, Bryce Collins, and Tessa Collins, and 8 great-grandchildren are also among his survivors. Mr. Collins was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Funeral services will be conducted to Celebrate The Life of Ronnie Dean Collins on Monday, January 9, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel  with Pastor Ernie Junior Moye officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity, WV.

Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until service time on Monday.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring, WV.

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