January 6, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010 2:00PM Urbana Swedenborgian Church
David R. Collins, 77, a long time Clark County resident and currently of Cable, passed away, Wednesday, January 6, 2010 in Mercy Memorial Hospital, Urbana.
He was born December 9, 1932 in Springfield, Ohio. David was a 1950 graduate of Springfield South High School. He attended Wittenberg University and then transferred to the Ohio State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology. David continued his studies and graduated from the School of Law at Ohio State University. After being accepted to the Ohio Bar in 1957, David joined the family law practice in Springfield; following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps. David later served the City of Springfield as Prosecuting Attorney.
His passion for Amateur Archeology was well known and David made several important discoveries during his years in the field. David was a member of the Board of Trustees for the Clark County Historical Society and served in the past as President of the board. Also, he was an expert of Early American Antiques, which lead to him residing for many years at the Historic Hunt family home, now known as the Simon Kenton Inn.
David is survived by a host of friends and family, including his former wife, Dee Tucker and his care givers, Greg & Linda Shipley.
He is preceded in death by his parents, George Clement & Pauline Marie (Richison) Collins and a former wife, Jane Collins.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2010 in the Urbana Swedenborgian Church, 330 S. Main St. with Betsy Coffman, lay reader, officiating. Following the service, the church will be available for a time of fellowship and sharing.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Archaeological Society of Ohio, ASO Business Manager, 6478 Winchester Blvd. Suite 120, Canal Winchester, OH 43110 USA or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Condolences may be expressed to www.vernonfh.com. Services are entrusted to VERNON FUNERAL HOME of Urbana.