Charles B. Collins 91, of Frankfort, IN, died at 12:20 a.m. February 6, 2010 at Wesley Manor. Born April 2, 1918 in Clinton County to Robert Lee & Lottie (Lipp) Collins. He married Virginia Goldsberry on June 22, 1945 and she survives. Mr. Collins was a 1936 graduate of Frankfort High School. He worked for Frankfort Community Schools for 35 years. For several years he drove the team bus for all sports teams, as well as fan buses. Mr. Collins held the distinction of being the longest basketball season ticket holder, having had season tickets since 1939, the last year Frankfort won the State Championship. His memberships include; Trinity United Methodist Church for over 60 years and was the last of the original 5 men on the building committee for the church, 50 year member of Beard Masonic Lodge, 50 year member of Order of Eastern Star Clinton Chapter #6, where he was past Worthy Patron. He was an avid Cubs fan.
Visitation and Services
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at Wesley Manor Chapel. Visitation will begin at 12 Noon there. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Cancer Fund or Trinity United Methodist Church.
Wife: Virginia Collins of Frankfort
1 Daughter: Diana L. (Don) Cochran of Carmel
2 Sons: Douglas D. Collins of Westfield and Randy L. Collins of Greenwood
1 Sister: Mary Ricker of Frankfort
5 Grandchildren: Kimberly Leary, Kevin Cochran, Carrie Baird, Haylee A. Collins and Lyndee J. Collins
6 Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive
Preceded in death by 4 brothers, Orville, Dale, Meritt and Paul Collins.