Philip Mears Collins


Irmo, S.C. -- Philip Collins, 63, passed away on July 22, 2003. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Dutch Fork Baptist Church in Ballentine. Memorials may be made to the Dutch Fork Baptist Church Building Fund.

Phil was born in Nassawadox, Virginia. He was the son of the late Denny Collins of Columbia and Madalene Mears of Smithfield, Virginia. He was a 1957 graduate of Newport News (VA) High School and attended college at the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Columbia after 32 years of service.

Phil is survived by his wife, Linda of Irmo; daughter, Heather Collins French of Irmo; son, Brian Philip of Charleston; and his three grandchildren, Kaitlin, Chandler and Kendall French of Irmo.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He touched the lives of everyone that he met and will be dearly missed by us all.

Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is in charge.


The SC State Obituary courtesy of Thelma Spade Roberts ('57) of VA - 05/14/04
Thanks, Thelma!