Hayden Hodges Collins Sr., 93 of Scottsboro, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Highlands Health and Rehab in Scottsboro.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Scottsboro Funeral Home with burial at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Scottsboro. Dr. Robert Gamble, of Scottsboro, will be officiating.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, from 5-9 p.m., at the funeral home.
Mr. Collins is survived by his son, Hayden H. Collins Jr. and wife Phyllis Eakin Collins of Scottsboro; daughter, Shelah Collins Burson of Huntsville; daughter-in-law, Sheilah Parrish Collins of Scottsboro; grandchildren, Haylea Collins Cooper of Scottsboro, Heather Collins Smith and husband Shane Smith of Bridgeport, Anna Collins Rogers and husband Beau Rogers of Scottsboro, John Burson of Huntsville and David Burson of Huntsville; great-grandchildren, Josh Keel of Scottsboro, Baylen Cooper of Scottsboro, Reese and Rhett Smith of Bridgeport and Collin, Anna Claire and Caty Rogers of Scottsboro and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Mr. Collins was a Christian family man, originally from the Langston area. He was married to the late Mary Eva Proctor Collins, of Scottsboro, for 71 years when she passed away.
Mr. Collins was a World War II veteran in the US Army. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Scottsboro.
He had retired from Smith Chevrolet in Stevenson as a car salesman, and he sold insurance for many years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Eva Collins of Scottsboro; son, Eddie Collins of Scottsboro; brother, Wayne Collins of Scottsboro; sister, Irene Simpson of Scottsboro; parents, Charlie and Anna Collins of Scottsboro and brother, Clarence “Cotton” Ray Collins of Scottsboro.
The family would like to thank Kesha Whitten of Rainsville, ABC Hospice of Rainsville and Highlands Health and Rehab Center of Scottsboro for his care.
Donations may be made in his memory to ABC Hospice, 266 Industrial Drive, Rainsville, AL 35986 or Highlands Health and Rehab Center, 380 Woods Cove Road, Scottsboro, AL 35768.