- 76 years old
- Date of birth: Mar 27, 1940
- Place of birth:
Riverside, California, United States
- Date of passing: Jul 1, 2016
- Place of passing:
Long Beach, California, United States
|Our Pop was an incredible man. He was the best father and grandfather he knew how to be. He was always so thoughtful with a little gift of something mentioned in passing. Our family would like to thank everyone for their love and support.|
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Robert "Red" Collins, 76, born on March 27, 1940 and passed away on July 1, 2016. You will forever be in all of our hearts.
"We live in a great neighborhood and you were a big part of that, we watched your family grow and now we will will watch your children continue the spark you gave us. I know your up in heaven wood carving with Jesus because he was a carpenter too. We will all miss you and your Santa Claus smile. Till we meet again. Emma"
"You introduced me to the pleasure of wood carving. I will always remember your kindness, as a teacher and friend."
I know you are looking down from heaven and smiling - you always had a smile for everything. Thanks for all the times we sat and talked about plains, cars, politics and movies. I will miss you beating the crap out of us in dominoes.
My heart was sadden when Donna told you had pass. Understand this, you were like a father to a lot of use.
Will miss you Santa Claus.
"You are always on my mind. I love and miss you pop"
"From our third grade romps at Fries Ave. Elementary in the 40's to our enduring friendship and doing the geezer shuffle almost 70 years later. So quick the years.......
I'll always remember the friendship, the laughs, your generosity. Wilmas has lost a favorite son, Judy and I a treasured friend. Have a smooth ride, pal. Jim Waight"
"Thank you for sharing your big BIG heart with so many people. We have all been touched by your genuine, kind soul. So glad to have had you as part of our family."
"I miss you my friend, I have many memories of you with my Dad (R.G. Watkins), and the times we had breakfast together @ Denny's. Also the lunches at the Pensioners meetings! R.I.P. my friend!"
"I can't put into words what you have meant to me and my family for the past eleven years and how empty my heart is without you walking beside me. I know you would want me to be strong, and I am trying.
For now ............. my love forever and a day!
"I miss you so damn much pop, but acting like its not killing me inside, because I have to be the strong one for Cat.... I love you"
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