of Batesville, AR
July 7, 1928 - March 6, 2021
George A. Collins, 92, of Batesville passed away Saturday, March 6, 2021.He was born July 7, 1928 in Greeneville, Tennessee to Carl Collins and Esther (Cogdell) Collins. George was a veteran of the United States Army and he served during the Korean War. He graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan University and East Tennessee State University. George was an active member of First United Methodist Church; he served on the Administrative Board; as well as Sunday School Superintendent for many years. When he would collect the offering from the kid's classrooms the kids just loved him and they called him Mr. George; and he loved them all as well. George was Chairman of the Board for Gateway Community College and was instrumental in the merge with the University of Arkansas to create UACCB. He worked for Eastman for 34 years; he enjoyed Chet Atkins music, westerns, and playing tennis. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Pat (Davidson) Collins of the home; two daughters, E. Gwynne Collins of Little Rock and Traci Phillips (Eric) of Elkins; two granddogs, LaVerne ''Chubs'' Pearl and Sasha Lilly; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Bruce Collins. Services will be private. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 615 E Main Street, Batesville, AR 72501 or UACCB, 2005 White Dr, Batesville, AR 72501.We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks and social distancing will be observed.
George was such a wonderful man. His smile was radiant. I was touched when he came to my Bible Study, when he did not get out much. He will be missed. May God bless you Pat and the girls and family. You know that he is with God and he is rejoicing with his heavenly father. Gale Norris
Precious memories, how they ever flood my mind. George was a cousin we always looked up to. I am saddened by our loss, but thankful I knew him. God bless you Pat and your entire family.
I'm so sorry to hear about George. He was a wonderful man. Many prayers and much love for you, Pat and your daughters.
Will miss seeing George at Church and having coffee with him. Pat: Sabina and send our condolences to you and your family for your loss.
I will always think of Mr George’s smile and kind demeanor. Praying for peace and comfort for you all. Much love always, Beth
Pat, so sorry to hear of George's passing. Loved singing with him in choir at Col. Hgts. United Methodist Church.
Farris and I offer our condolences to Pat and the family. George leaves behind great memories of a life well lived. He will be missed by many.
Pat an family, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
Pat, I am so sorry to hear about George. He was a great man. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Sending lots of love and comfort to you.
George, you were a big part of my "all time favorite couple". Not just a good guy but a great guy, we will miss you! Love Sandy and Steve