Charles R. ""Bub"" Collins, age 57 of Old Shawneetown died suddenly on May 19, 2015 in Ferrell Hospital, Eldorado. Bub as everyone knew him was born on July 16, 1957 in Eldorado, Il to the late Charles Collins and Cleada (Baldwin) Oldham. He graduated from Ridgway High School and on May 20, 1994 he married Harriett ""Shorty"" (Long) who survives. Bub was employed as a city worker in Old Shawneetown for many years along with being a cemetery worker also. He loved to hunt, work on small engines and listen to Country Music. Bub was always a very hard worker, though very quiet, he always cared about others. He was a good husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend and will be very much missed around the Shawneetown area.
Bub is survived by his wife, Harriett ""Shorty"" Collins of Old Shawneetown, a son, Lance McCormick of Shawneetown, and a daughter, Sarah Hazel (Matthew Owens) of Ridgway, 3 step sons, Robert & Chrissy Long of Kentucky Lake, Derrick (Amy) Long of Kentucky Lake and Justin (Vivian) Long of Shawneetown, a brother, Danny (Patty) Collins of Harrisburg, 3 sisters, Phyllis (Butch) Oldham of Shawneetown, Debbie (James) Owens of Junction and Cindy (Mario) Hernandez of Old Shawneetown. 14 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Bub will be on Friday, May 22, 2015 at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown from 11:00AM to 1:00 PM. His funeral service will immediately follow at 1:00 PM at the funeral home. His burial will take place in Westwood cemetery.
You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com