Born: January 20, 1953 - Deceased: September 28, 2023
James A. Collins, 70, of Belleville, IL, born Tuesday, January 20, 1953, in Camp Chaffee, AR, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2023 at his home in Belleville, IL.
James worked as a painter for Lumiere and Casino Queen. He attended University of Missouri studying Journalism. He was the owner of Collins Painting Company and a member of Gothic Lodge #852 AF & AM, and Scottish Rite Bodies.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Wife, Kathleen Collins
- Father, Robert Collins
Surviving are his:
- Sarah (Scott) Scoggan of Quincy, IL
- Kristin (A. J.) Scharf of Millstadt, IL
- Son, Joseph Holliday of O’Fallon, IL
- Mother, Nadine Collins, nee Farris, of West Plains, MO
- John (Brenda) Collins of West Plains, MO
- Robert Collins of Fenton, MO
- T.J. Scharf
- Makenzie Scharf
- Johnathan Holliday
- Madison Holliday
- Collins Scoggan
- Dear nieces and nephews
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital
Visitation: Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday, October 9, 2023 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL with a Masonic services will be held at 7:30 pm.
Services: Gathering will be on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 from 12:30 pm till 1:00pm at Howell Valley Cemetery in West Plains, MO with a graveside service at 1:00 pm with Charlie Cochran officiating.