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Oklahoman Archives 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
January 13, 1957; Page: 38


Will J. Collins, 62-year-old former Oklahoma City grocer, died unexpectedly after a heart attack Friday at his home in Phoenix, Arz.

Services will be 10:30 am Wednesday in the chapel of Smith & Kernke funeral home, with burial at Arlington Memorial Park cemetery.

Collins was a grocer in Oklahoma City for about 20 years before moving away 12 years ago. He had lived in Arizona six years. He was born at Childress, Texas, but was reared in Tillman county. He moved to Oklahoma City about 1926. A member of First Nazarene church at Oklahoma City, he traveled on evangelistic tours as singing conductor after leaving here.

Survivors include his wife, Sally, of the home; three daughters, Miss Margaret Collins, Coalgate; Mrs.- Warren S. Moore Jr., Washington, D. C.; and Mrs. Jack E. Jewell, Ardmore; a son. Bill D. Collins, 1153 Carter drive; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Paul, of Tipton; Davis, of Albuquerque, N. M., and Charles, Encino. Calif., and two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth Trobaugh, Snyder, and Mrs. Austin Younger, Hollis.












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