Collins, Charles Edward

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Charles Edward Collins, 84, of Christiansburg, went to be with the Lord on November 21, 2020. He retired from the Radford Arsenal after 33 years of service. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, and papa to everybody.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents Woodrow and Clara Collins; in-laws, Charlie and May Belle Weeks; and one brother, Woodrow Collins Jr. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Zylphia Collins; children, Clint Edward Collins (Catherine), Daphne Rakes (Joe), Lurleen Collins (Kris Peter); grandchildren, Raymond Rakes (Amanda), Lauren “Katie” Collins, Erika Rakes (Thomas Klok), Natalie Rakes; great-grandchildren, Abby and Asher; brothers, Gaynor Collins (Mary Sue), Everett Collins (Donna), Kirby Conner (Myra); sisters, Marie Luckadoo, Ethel Gilmore, Carol King (Nelson); special friend, Sonya Geraldine; special furry friend, Lilly.

A special thank you to Lynn and Jessica, nurses at the dialysis center at UVA.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday November 24, 2020 at 11:00 am at Gardner Funeral Home with Pastor Roy Turpin officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Christiansburg,VA. The family will receive friends on Monday November 23, 2020 from 6pm -8pm. If you choose to come to the services, please wear a face mask inside of the facilities due to COVID-19, and there will be a limit of 25 people in the building at a time.