July 24, 2018
89 year old Joe Collins of Smithville passed away Monday at St. Thomas Rutherford. He was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War and served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and served 21 years with the Army Security Agency. Collins was a retired United States Postal Clerk and a member of the Smithville Church of Christ. A graveside service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski. Dan Gulley will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Collins was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel T. and Eunice Murphy Collins; his wife, Mary L. Collins; two brothers, Samuel T. Collins, II and Marion “Shorty” Collins. Survivors include a nephew, Samuel T. Collins, III and wife Barbara of Pulaski. One great niece and one great nephew also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Church of Christ Day School.