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Willie "Bill" Collins

May 24, 1927 — November 16, 2022

Willie "Bill" Collins

Mr. Willie “Bill” Collins, 95, of Anderson, SC, died Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at his residence.

Mr. Collins was born in Anderson, SC on May 24, 1927, son of the late James A. “Jim” Collins and Maude Rumsey Collins. Bill faithfully served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was the founder of Collins Dock, where he had been “serving the Southeast since 1963!” The family business eventually grew to include Highway 187 Storage in Anderson, SC and Collins Storage in Hartwell, GA. Mr. Collins was a man of great integrity who believed in hard work and doing things the right way.

Surviving are his children and their spouses: Brady D. and Corrine Collins of Anderson, SC and Tammy C. and Michael Smith of Liberty, SC; sister, Dollie C. Bryson of Abbeville, SC; and granddaughter, Jessica M. Smith of Liberty, SC.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Vassie Hart Collins; and his siblings: Teasley Sanders, Gladys S. Wilson, Effie G. Sanders Williamson, Ralph “Buck” Collins, Jesse Collins, and Daniel Collins.

Services will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton, GA is in charge of arrangements.

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