Ray Collins, 57, of rural Piqua, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Select Specialty Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.
Ray was born Aug. 1, 1960, in Iola, the son of Robert E. Ike and Rose Zetta Rosie (Lenning) Collins.
He was a lifelong resident of the Piqua area. He attended school in Yates Center and graduated from Yates Center High School in 1978.
On Sept. 3, 1983, Ray and Susan Greathouse were married in Piqua. They became the parents of a son and a daughter.
Following high school Ray was employed as a feed truck driver at the Yates Center Co-op. He then drove for the Piqua Co-op for 20 years before retiring in 2000 due to health problems. As soon as he was cleared to work again he delivered propane for D & D Propane in Humboldt until 2016. Ray loved the outdoors, especially hunting. He also enjoyed raising cattle.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosie, on Dec. 19, 2012.
He leaves his wife, Susan, of the home; his son, Luke Collins and his significant other, Whitney Sorenson, Yates Center; his daughter, Staci Slater and husband Adam, Yates Center; four grandchildren, Callan and Madelin Slater and Avery and Maverick Eakin; his father, Ike Collins, Piqua; his brother, Randy Collins and wife Sandy, Piqua; his sister, Kris Wallace and husband Chris, Piqua; many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Campbell Funeral Home in Yates Center. Burial will follow in Iola Township Cemetery east of Piqua.
The family will meet with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Campbell Funeral Home in Yates Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation and may be sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home, PO Box 277, Yates Center, KS 66783.