Thomas Albert Collins, 87, passed away at The Greens at Pinehurst Rehab and Living Center on Sunday November 17, 2019. 

A funeral service will be held Wednesday November 20, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Doubs Chapel United Methodist Church in West End. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.  

He was the son of the late William Thomas Collins and Annie Jane Collins and was a US Army Veteran having served during the Korean War. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Army, he worked for the DOT as a Heavy Equipment Operator where he retired. Albert enjoyed playing all sports, singing and playing his guitar, fishing and had a big love for the NC State Wolfpack. 

He was preceded in death by his wife Ethel Collins; sisters Marguree Garner Bullitt, Betty Richardson and Mary Bullard; brothers Prentice Patterson, Buck Collins and Roy Collins; grandson Jason Collins.

Albert is survived by his three children; Janie Crissman and husband Rocky of Pittsboro, Kenneth Collins of Carthage, Hyla Fraizer of Tulsa, Oklahoma; step-daughters: Barbara Sue Maness and husband Ricky, Charlotte Vest and husband Tony, Lisa Beal and husband Martin; brother Waylon Collins and wife Johnsie of Carthage; 5 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is honored to serve the Collins Family. 

Online condolences may be made at www.pinesfunerals.com https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/29HSDTRLM5THSLJG

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  1. So many memories of Albert. He sang in “The Pathways” quartet with my Mother for many years and was an “extra”Grandfather to my children. He will be missed, but now he is singing again with Elaine, Mama(Edna), and Robert. To Alberts children and grandchildren, I am so sorry for the loss of your Father. With Much Love, Sharon Brown Simpson

  2. Uncle Alberto I guess it’s time for you to go home. I will miss you and thank of you often the times you would yell at me when I was leaving on my motorcycle just so you could laugh when it scared me and I would always turn around and come ask you why. You would just laugh and say “BABE” did I scare you.
    Well “BABE” the time has come for you to take that beautiful ride home. I will miss you and our time together. Until we meet again.

  3. Neil and Albert played baseball when they were very young. We would see them out eating sometimes and their “big joke” was getting the team together to play a few games! Albert was a good friend, always smiling and speaking to all his friends. Thankful we will see him again, maybe they are getting the team together in Heaven!

  4. Albert was a fine man, and although I hadn’t seen him in many years I remember him fondly. I basically grew up around Albert, Buck, Roy , Marguree and rest rest of the Collins family and have some wonderful memories of times past! Rest In Peace dear friend, your work on earth is done. Prayers for his family and friends.

    Libby Cockman Mantle

  5. Albert was a fine man, and although I hadn’t seen him in many years I remember him fondly. I basically grew up around Albert, Buck, Roy , Marguree and rest of the Collins family and have some wonderful memories of times past! Rest In Peace dear friend, your work on earth is done. Prayers for his family and friends.

    Libby Cockman Mantle

  6. I remember this man he played the guitar with my daddy Woodrow Beasley in a gospel bluegrass band called Gospel believers now they are back together . May god keep the family in peace during this time.

  7. Uncle Albert you were the King at the last reunion you attended well now you the King in Heaven RIP and keep on singing love and miss you

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