Charles B. Collins

February 6, 2010

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.

Survived by:

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 by:

Preceded in death by 4 brothers, Orville, Dale, Meritt and Paul Collins.


12 Condolences for “Charles B. Collins”

  1. Stephanie (Vass) Crum February 8, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Charlie was my bus driver many years ago when we lived on Clinton Drive. I have many fond memories of him. Sometimes he would pretend to race the other bus driver in our area, Mr. Sanders, and we would all be excited if we were the first to make it to the school. I also enjoyed the last day of school when he would treat us to ice cream at Milky Way. He made riding his bus fun, and it was on honor to be one of his passengers. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. He will be missed!

  2. Dick & Janis Wills February 8, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    So sorry to hear of Charles passing. Our thought and prayers are with you and your families.
    Janis Baker – Green Street Neighbors

  3. John & Grace Miller February 8, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Virginia, Please accept our most sincere condolences. Charles was a great guy, gentleman and a loyal Masonic member..May the Lord bless you all…John & Grace Miller

  4. Debi York-Thomas February 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Charlie was our bus driver for years. One of the nicest men I have ever had the pleasure to meet. I am sorry for your loss. He is thought of often, by me and I am sure the other students that got to know him.

  5. Michelle Bisesi February 9, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Randy, I’ll be praying for you and your family today.

  6. Roscoe & Caroline Chambliss February 9, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Randy, We were sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Carla Taylor February 9, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Randy I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Cindy Reeder February 9, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Ginny and family,
    I was sadden to hear of Charlie’s passing. I have known Charlie since I was a little girl riding his bus to school and when I got older through Eastern Star. Charlie will always hold a very special place in my heart along with Ginny. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. God Bless. Cindy Reeder

  9. Steve Wohlford February 9, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I am sorry for your loss.
    God Bless You and Take Care!

  10. Gary and Jan Kersey February 9, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    To the Collins family. We send our sympathies to your family. Charlie was a great basketball supporter and good driver for many years. He always had a kind thing to say and a smile on his face. He took good care of our teams as we traveled to and from many games together for several years. We are thinking of you. Gary and Jan Kersey

  11. Diane Walsh Carter February 10, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Doug, So sorry to hear about the passing of your father. He was a wonderful kind man who was loved by many. Helen told me about his passing and sorry that I just got around to writing. You are in our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time. It was nice running into you at Wesley Manor at the Apple Festival.

  12. Bob & Sue Collins February 12, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Dear Aunt Virginia and All Our Cousins,
    You have/are in our thoughts and prayers. Uncle Charles and all the brothers will be/are missed at family gatherings. They so enjoyed telling their stories and comparing jokes.
    Bob & Sue

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