March 27, 1927 - June 8, 2022
CASTLEWOOD, VIRGINIA – Ralph M. Collins, 95, passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at his home. He was born in Dante, Virginia; son of the late Samuel H. and Una Mae Osborne Collins. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Ruth Collins, Anna May Collins, Ocie Porter, and Hattie Campbell; and one brother, Willie Collins. Ralph or “Mack” as everyone knew him, was a native of Russell County, Virginia. He was a member and a Trustee of the House of Prayer Church in Castlewood, Virginia where he attended. He loved farming and was a very hard and dedicated worker, working up until the age of eighty-eight. He is survived by his wife of sixty-nine years, Lila Morris Collins; two sons, Randall “Randy” Collins and wife, Alice and Richard “Ricky” Collins and wife, Tonya, both of Castlewood, Virginia; one granddaughter, Amanda Browning and husband, Chris of Castlewood, Virginia; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral Services for Ralph M. Collins will be conducted at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 9, 2022, in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood, Virginia with Rev. Lawrence Hollyfield, Rev. Tim Townes, and Lynn Puckett officiating. Committal Service and Interment will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 10, 2022, in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, Virginia. Family and Friends will meet at the funeral home and go in procession to the cemetery leaving at 10:30 a.m., Friday. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary Pallbearers will be Tom Mullins, “Lil” Gage Dean, and Dr. Todd Cassel. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 9, 2022, at Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood, Virginia. The family would like to give special thanks to their church family, Dr. Todd Cassel and the staff at Clinch River Health Services in Dungannon, Virginia, and their family and friends for all of their care and support. Online condolences may be sent to the Collins family through our website and a video tribute may be viewed at www.castlewoodfuneralhome.com. The funeral service will be available for viewing on our website following the service. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
CASTLEWOOD, VIRGINIA – Ralph M. Collins, 95, passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at his home. He was born in Dante, Virginia; son of the late Samuel H. and Una Mae Osborne Collins. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Ruth Collins,... View Obituary & Service Information
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