James Collins

James Earl "Jim" Collins

Monday, October 16th, 1933 - Sunday, September 15th, 2019
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James Earl “Jim” Collins, 85, Independence, MO., passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 at his home in Villages of Jackson Creek. A visitation will be Friday, Sept. 20th from 12-1pm at Speaks Suburban Chapel 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, MO 64055 followed by a graveside service with full military honors at 1:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Jim was born Oct. 16, 1933 in Warrensburg, MO to James Earl, Sr. and Zelma (Burch) Collins. Jim proudly served in the Navy during the Korean War from 1952-1956. Jim worked as a construction inspector for MODOT and retired in 1991. Jim was married to Mary V. “Ginger” Collins for 57 years. They enjoyed antiquing and had many antique booths throughout their retirement. Jim and Ginger enjoyed square-dancing and music. Jim was a devoted Royals, MU and Chiefs fan. More than anything Jim enjoyed spending time with his family.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife Ginger Collins. Survived by his daughter, Jennifer Lockwood; grandchildren, Brian Lockwood and wife Erin, Andrew Lockwood and wife Megan, and Jenna Minnis and husband Cody; great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Caleb, Myla, Mason and Eleanor; and many friends and family at the Villages of Jackson Creek in Independence, MO.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel (816) 373-3600)
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  • Visitation

    Friday, September 20th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Friday, September 20th, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Speaks Suburban Chapel
    18020 E. 39th St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, September 20th, 2019 | 1:30pm
    Friday, September 20th, 2019 1:30pm
    Graveside Service in Woodlawn Cemetery
  • Interment

    Woodlawn Cemetery
    701 S. Noland Road
    Independence, MO 64050
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