Gerald Collins, 66, of College Station, passed away Friday, February 11, 2011, in San Antonio. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 15, 2011, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan. A funeral ceremony celebrating his life will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, February 16, at Lighthouse Bible Church in Bryan. Interment will be at 9:30 a.m., Friday, February 18, at the Houston VA Cemetery with full military honors.
Gerald was born March 21, 1944, in Brooklyn, New York, to Archibald and Anna Stapleton Collins. He has lived in this area since 1973, and he attended Lighthouse Bible Church in Bryan. Gerald was known by many as the door greeter as Sam’s Club, and he was a mailman in College Station for thirty years.
Preceding Gerald in death were his parents; his brothers, Gordon, Jerome, Thomas, Gregory, Eddie; and his great granddaughter, Kiera Marie Morales.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Kitty Collins, of College Station, Texas; sons and daughters-in-law, Shawn and Toni Collins, of Magnolia, Texas, Shane Collins, of Bryan, Texas, Eric Hallmark, of Madisonville, Texas, Timothy and Jennifer Collins, of Pottstown, PA, Aaron Hallmark, of Odessa, Texas, Doug Hallmark, of Harahan, La.; daughter and son-in-law, Shana and Jeffry Hobson, of Bryan, Texas; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Wayne Nichols, of Hempstead, Texas; thirteen grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at 811 W. Evergreen Ave. Ste. 303, Chicago, Illinois 60642.