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Jerry A. Collins, Sr.

September 21, 1945 — May 4, 2022

Obituary For Jerry A. Collins, Sr.

Jerry A. Collins, Sr, 76, of Sedalia, MO, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Fair View Nursing Home in Sedalia. On September 21, 1945, he was born in West Plains, MO, the son of Lawrence E. Collins and Janice L. (Hooten) Collins, who preceded him in death.

In 1965 he was united in marriage to Judy Points, who resides in Sedalia.

After high school, Jerry enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. After his military service, he was co-owner with his dad and brother at Collins Camper Sales in Sedalia. Jerry also was a talented carpenter and worked in various construction jobs. In addition, he owned and operated Collins Mobile Home Transporting, in Sedalia, for many years until his retirement in 2007.

Jerry had a passion for music. He started playing the drums with his dad at the age of thirteen. Jerry played backup for famous country artists throughout his music careers, such as Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Barbara Mandrell, Marty Stuart, Connie Smith, Lynn Anderson, and Leona Williams. In addition, he went on the road many times with Dave Dudley. Jerry loved fishing, hunting, and mushroom hunting and especially loved spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include his companion of 30 years, Sharon Keele of the home; a daughter, Angela Lee (Larry) of Sedalia; a step-son, Justin Bremer (April) of Florence, MO; a grandson, Shain Kaiser; a granddaughter, Paige Mallinson (Dakota); and two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Connie Koering (Steve) of Sedalia; Phyllis Prussia (Ed) of Greenwood, MO; two aunts, Lucille Trullinger of Willow Springs, MO, and Shirley Putman of Van Buren, AR; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jerry A. Collins, Jr.; a brother, Carl Collins, Sr.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at Rea Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Chris Guffey officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral chapel from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2022.

Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, MO.

Pallbearers will be Frank Warmbrodt, Norman Wood, Ed Prusia, Marty Woosley, Shain Kaiser, and Carl Collins, Jr..

Honorary bearers will be Steve Koering, Kevin Pfetcher, Jason Pfetcher, and Justin Bremer.

Family and friends may make memorial contributions to Cornerstone Baptist Church in the care of Rea Funeral Chapel.

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