James Henry Collins, 90 of Wilkinson, WV, formerly of Holden, WV departed this life on December 3, 2021, surrounded by family.
He was the son of the late John Henry-Poppy Collins and Lyla Collins of Holden, WV. James served his country by joining the Army and served his country during the Korean Conflict. After serving his country he worked as a coal miner. He worked for Island Creek Coal Company, W.P. Coal, Dehue Coal Company, Youngstown Mining Company, and Massey Energy.
James was a member of the 5 & 6 Holden FWB Church since 1993 and served as a trustee for several years. He was a member of the 7&8 Holden FWB Church before he transferred his membership and served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, and led the congregational singing.
James, or Bud as some called him, loved his lord and savior Jesus Christ. Those that knew James knew his goal in life was to serve God until he received his call to make Heaven his new home. He enjoyed reading the Birth of Christ at Christmas with his family each year and the importance of serving Christ. James enjoyed squirrel hunting, four wheeling, and camping with his family. He enjoyed visiting the nursing homes with his traveling buddy, Charlie Bumgarner, and their wonderful talks about the Lord.
In addition to his parents James was also preceded in death by his wife, Kay Collins; brothers, William R. Collins, aka Bill, Cowboy, or Uncle Willie, and Paul Frederick Collins; sisters, Florence Mullins, Mary Johnson, Opal Perry, Susie Neece, Virginia Williams, and Lahoma Crum.
James is survived by his sons, James Daniel “JD” Collins, Terry Dale (Retha) Collins, both of Holden, and Stephen Robert (Rose) Collins of Whitman; daughter, Dena (Bill) Spry of Wilkinson; brother, John David Collins of Holden; his special companion of many years, Clara West of McConnell; grandchildren, Vickie (James) Lakatos of Bridgeport, WV, James Daniel (Diane) Collins II of Holden, WV, Bethany (Grey) Whitlock of Virginia, Ben (Heather) Collins of Verdunville, WV, Tera (Hershel) Adkins of Holden, Jonathan Spry of Wilkinson, Cindy Collins of Holden, Joshua Collins (Candance Crum) of Whites Addition, Stephen (Georgia) Collins, Robert James and Jeremy Ryan of Ohio, Kenya (Phillip) Perry of Winfield, Shawn (Katrina) Mullins of Wilkinson, great-grandchildren, Corey Daniel and Alex Lakatos of Bridgeport, Katelynn Collins of Holden, Nadiya and Brennix Whitlock of Virginia, Alli Jaye, Titus James, and Alexis Adkins of Holden, Dani Collins of Holden, Bubby and Davilyn Collins of Whites Addition, Audrey, Eli, Ben, and Nia Collins of Chapmanville, Brayden, Natalie, Emma, Alijah, Aubree, Jaxon, Lincoln Collins, Bryce, Lilly, Payton, Ethan, and Tyler Meeks of Ohio, Kaleigh, Mason, Fynn, and Elena Mullins of Wilkinson, and a host of nieces and nephews which he loved dearly.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at Akers-James Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Light officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Chapmanville. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service, Wednesday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons and great-grandsons, James “Jimbo” Collins, Ben Collins, Josh Collins, Corey Lakatos, Alex Lakatos, Hershel Adkins, and Jimmy Lakatos. Honorary pallbearer will be Jonathan Spry.
Online condolences may be left at www.jamesfh.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to Akers-James Funeral Home, Logan, WV.