Joseph Randle Collins, 43, passed away Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Randle and Dora Collins and Elmo and Jane Barnes. He is survived by his parents, Mary and Gary Collins; one brother, Robert Collins (Deanna); one sister, Rebecca Miller (Steve); two daughters, Avery Page Collins and Addison Jane Collins; three nephews, Tyler Randle Collins, Michael Reece Collins and Layton Cole Miller; one niece, Natalie Miller; and numerous other family members and friends.
Joe loved the Bald Knob School and sports.
He often said his best school year was his 10th grade when he played Senior High Football with Robert and that team. He grew up in the Bald Knob Peewee Football program as a Buffalo Bill beginning many lifelong friendships.
Joe married his high school sweetheart, Erica Page, and they had two daughters, Avery and Addison Jane. The family lived in Jonesboro, Ark., where Erica was a GT teacher at Brookland and Joe sold agriculture products.
When the Lord called, Joe and the family liquidated their assets and moved to Montana as Missionaries to the Native Americans living on Fort Belkcamp Reservation.
He had just recently moved to Kansas and was living there when his life was tragically ended way too soon.
Joseph Collins was a loving father, caring son and middle child loved by his siblings. He truly will be missed and was loved by many.
A celebration of Joe’s life will be held at Salem Cemetery, Judsonia on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at 10 a.m.