August 12, 1938 ~ October 5, 2008
Born on August 12, 1938, Anthony "Tony" Collins, Sr. was the third child of Hulan and Lillie Mae Collins. He departed this life on October 5, 2008. He Attended San Antonio Public School and professed a hope in Christ at an early age and joined Mt. Rose Baptist Church under the pastor-ship of Rev. J. D. Hall. He lived in Palo Alto, California from 1968 until 1999 where he worked and retired from Stanford University Hospital. On August 12, 1955, he was united in matrimony to Alma Warren and to this union seven children were born. In later years, he was united in a second marriage to Jo Ann Rutherford (who preceded him in death);to this union no children were born. His Mother and Father, two brothers (Hulan Collins, Jr. and Eugene Collins) preceded him in death and one daughter (Tracy Diane Collins). He leaves to cherish his memory Alma Warren Collins(mother of the children) Daughters: Sharon Gordley, Renelda Sledge(Edsel), Terri Collins; God-daughter: Tasha Turner((Joseph)Sons: Anthony Collins Jr.(Harriet) Ronald Collins, Brad Collins(Tina) Step-son: Vernon Collins(Nina) Sisters: Ruby Grant(Tilford), Ernestine Boyd(Harold) Brother: Lee Edward Collins(Wilda) Best friend(like a brother) from 6 years old until this day: Harold Davis. Twenty-three grand children, twelve great-grandchildren, special nephew: Reginal Brown and special niece Nichelle Wells (Jacksonville Florida). A host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends from San Antonio, Texas and Austin, Texas. Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, October 10, 2008 at the Meadowlawn Tribute Center. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 11, 2008 at Lilly of the Valley Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Meadowlawn Memorial Park.