Thomas “Tom” Collins a resident of Bokchito, Oklahoma passed away in Denison, Texas on Monday, June 17, 2013 at the age of 62 years 4 months and 20 days. He was born in Pueblo, Colorado to James Norman and Julia (McGrath) Collins on Sunday, January 28, 1951. Tom married Laura McPherson in Durant, Oklahoma on Tuesday, September 15, 1981.
Tom was a self employed welder. He enjoyed rebuilding old cars and trucks.
Mr. Collins is survived by his wife, Laura Collins of the home; daughter, Kristy Collins of Worcester, Massachusetts; son, Michael Miller of Holdenville, Oklahoma; stepdaughters, Barbara Dusoe of Worcester, Massachusetts and Lisa Erti of Worcester, Massachusetts; mother, Julia Collins of Kemp, Oklahoma; brothers, Bob Collins of Madill, Oklahoma, Norman Collins of Kemp, Oklahoma, Buel Collins of Durant, Oklahoma and Milton Collins of Mesquite, Texas; sisters, Judy Ragle of Mead, Oklahoma, Trudy Jones of Kemp, Oklahoma and Joy Collins of Kemp, Oklahoma; grandchildren; Alexis, Brandon, Olivia, Marcus, Alex, Michael and Zackery.
Mr. Collins was preceded in death by his father, James Norman Collins.
Family Hour will be from 6-7:00 PM Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Holmes ~ Coffey ~ Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma. A Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the Bokchito Cemetery with Bro. Tommy Green officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Hammill, John Brese, Frank Hamby, James Putman, Ricky Knight, Joe Esbenshade and Grigg Jordan.
Family and friends may send online condolences and view tributes at www.holmescoffeymurray.com.
Services are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home, Durant, Oklahoma.