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Greg Collins, 63, Columbia, KY (1957-2021)

Greg Collins of Columbia passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2021, at his home. He was 63 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmCT on Friday, March 5, 2021, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Danny Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in the Jessee Family Cemetery, with full military honors presented by VFW Post 6097.

Visitation is requested after 10:30amCT on Friday.

All attendees to the visitation and/or funeral are required to wear a facial covering and follow the Healthy At Work guidelines.

He was born June 16, 1957, in Adair County, to the late Joe Sr. and Ruth Jessee Collins. Greg was a US Army Veteran, an electronics technician and most recently operated a produce stand at the edge of town on Highway 55. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Crystal Gayle Collins and a brother, Kirk Douglas Collins.

Survivors include:
  • Seven children - Stephen (Jamie) Collins of Lebanon, Stephanie (Joe) Caldwell of Morgantown, Angela (Charles) Shultz of Taylorsville, Jessica (Heath) Williams of Edmonton, Gregory Daniel Collins, Jr., of Nashville, TN, David Collins of Columbia, Sara (Mickey) Wheeler of Columbia
  • One brother - Joe Collins, Jr., of Columbia
  • One sister - Pamela Bailey of Columbia
  • One aunt - Edra Nell Collins of Columbia
  • His significant other - Rebecca Holtzclaw of Columbia
  • 18 grandchildren
  • Two great-grandchildren
  • several other relatives and friends
Casket Bearers: Ricky Collins, Kerry Collins, Paul Jessee, Gary Wayne Collins, Jason Collins, Michael Collins, Keegan Williams, Heath Abbruzzo

Honorary: Bobby Coffey, Doyle Burton, Tony Jessee, Charles Wayne Jessee, Wendell Jessee, Ken Jessee

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Greg Collins, 63, Columbia, KY (1957-2021)

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