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Charles (Charlie) Collins, 82, Campbellsville, KY (1937-2020)

Charles "Charlie" Collins of Campbellsville passed away on Friday, June 5, 2020 in Lexington. He was 82 years old.

A private funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville, officiated by Minister Larry "Fella" Wilson. Burial will follow in W.P. Campbell Cemetery in Russell County.

Charles "Charlie" Collins of Campbellsville, son of the late Carson Collins and Mary Grider Collins was born August 7, 1937 in Russell County, Kentucky.

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Woodlawn Christian Church.

He was served his country honorably in the United States Navy and received the China Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

Charlie was employed by Tennessee Gas Transmission Company for 30 years and retired as Chief Operator. He was also a heavy duty equipment operator during the construction of the Green River Dam. Charlie was co-owner of Dynamic Athletic Center for 15 years.

Charlie's passion was flying. He received his private pilot's license in 1968; commercial pilot license in 1970 and in 1972 he received his multiengine and instrument rating and flight instructor certification. He gave flying lessons to a large number of Taylor County people.

He was guitarist for a Country Western group, The Pennyriles and The Good News Gospel Quartet.

He united in marriage to Geneva Sullivan June 10, 1959 and they were married for 60 years.

Besides his wife, Geneva Collins of Campbellsville, he is survived by one son and one daughter: Mark Collins and wife, Teresa of Seymour, Tennessee and Jennifer Chewning and husband, David of Campbellsville; two grandsons: Matthew Chewning of Nicholasville and John Patrick Chewning and fiance, RaveAnn Stafford of Campbellsville; one sister, Juanita Helm; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Expressions of sympathy are for the Air Safety Foundation and may be made through Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Charles (Charlie) Collins, 82, Campbellsville, KY (1937-2020)

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