James R. Collins, 65, of Massillon, passed away late Thursday evening, April 29, 2021, following a period of declining health. Born in Canton, February 5, 1956, a son to Shirley (Reed) Collins Brown and the late Norman Collins, James had been an area resident his entire life. He attended First Baptist Church in Massillon and retired from Roadway Express. Even in his retirement he liked to keep busy; so when he wasn’t working on one of his own projects, he’d be there to help you with yours. While his health permitted, he enjoyed roller skating and bowling; and throughout his life remained a true fan of Tiger football, the OSU Buckeyes, the Indians, the Browns, and more recently, the Green Bay Packers.
Preceded in death by his dad; James is survived by his son, James R. (Megan) Collins, II, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania; daughter, Christina L. Collins, of Fairmont, West Virginia; and five grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Shirley Brown; brothers, Robert and Blair Collins; half-sister, Carolyn Collins and half-brother, Scott Collins.
In keeping with James’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 29, 2021, at First Baptist Church in Massillon.
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