Farmington – William E. Collins, 48, of Farmington, passed away at 1:55 PM on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at his residence. He was born on September 30, 1970 in Beardstown, IL to George William and Sharon (Moore) Collins Busby. He married Christine Wilcox on March 21, 1992 at Farmington Nazarene Church. She survives.
Also surviving is his mother, Sharon; three children, Lorraine (Robert) Shafer, Elizabeth Collins, and Tara Beverly Jean Collins; two grandchildren, Beverly and Lily; and two sisters, Charlene Jockisch and Mary “Smurfy” Collins; step-father, Clarence Busby, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
William was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.
William worked at Caterpillar. He loved to go golfing, fishing, and playing cards.
Cremation rites will be accorded with Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. Burial of ashes will be at Smithville Cemetery at a later date. Memorials can be made to Donor’s Choice. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com