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William R. Collins, Jr.

November 4, 1967 ~ February 2, 2018 (age 50)

William (Billy) R Collins Jr late of Vienna IL, went to be with our Lord on Feb 2, 2018.

He was born on November 4,1967 in Hillsboro, Ohio.  The son of Marsha Dempsey and William R Collins Sr.

He was the eldest of four siblings.

Billy was raised in Romeoville IL and attended elementary,middle and high school there.  He loved the country life and the outdoors,along with fishing and hunting. Billy had a special love for his family and a loving spirit towards animals and the less fortunate.  Always ready to help someone in need or take in a stray or injured animal. 

Billy was also active in the Full Gospel Church in Joliet IL.

He is survived by his two daughters, Ashley Collins of Vienna IL and Haley Collins of Streator IL, along with four grandchildren, Cheyanne, Jayden, Peyton and Bruce III.Billy is also survived by his mother Marsha Dempsey, father William (Dreama) Collins Sr, sisters Angela Collins and Nicole Collins, his brother Brian Collins along with an Uncle Larry (Debbie) Dempsey and many cousins,nieces and nephews.Billy was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Billy Ray and Della Rae Dempsey and is paternal grandparents Lee Roy Collins and Norma Boster of West Virginia. 

A celebration of Billy's life will be held Saturday Feb 10. 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Wilmington Church of Nazerene, 303 S Kankakee St Wilmington IL 60481.  Pastor Bill Luttrell officiating.

As per Billy's wishes cremation rites were accorded.

Billy possessed a beautiful, giving heart and will be greatly missed and his memory will be cherished forever.

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