James Arthur Collins

November 20, 1943 ~ October 9, 2021 (age 77)


JAMES ARTHUR COLLINS, age 77 of Sidney, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 11:52 PM at Hospice of Miami County. He was born on November 20, 1943 in Jellico, Tennessee, the son of the late Calvin and Hazel (Hatfield) Collins. In January of 1965 he married Sara Jane (Bray) who preceded him in death August 8, 1996.

He is survived by daughter, Julie (Dave) Drees of Sidney, loving girlfriend of 26 years, Dawn Shetterly, two grandchildren, Amber (Jared) Speer, and Joshua (Jessica) Drees, one great-grandchild, Kyle Drees, and five siblings. He was also a very loving papaw to Gwyneth and Lauryn Shetterly. He was preceded in death by seven siblings. 

Mr. Collins retired from Ross Aluminum as a mold maker after 40 years of faithful service. He was known for his love of working on outboard single stroke boat motors. He was a kind and loving person who will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

A Private Celebration of Life will be held for friends and family at the family's convenience. Arrangements are in the care of Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home.

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