Former postal worker, Rennis C. Collins, died peacefully at his home in Lakeland, Florida, on May 15, 2020.

Mr. Collins was born in Yeomans, Florida to James Wells Collins and Sarah Parker Collins. He served in the United States Merchant Marines and Army during World War II and return to Lakeland to his marry his high school sweetheart, Wilda, in 1948. As a couple, they attended Central Avenue Baptist Church and later joined Southside Baptist Church, where they remained active until recently. His passion in life was his family and his belief in Jesus Christ as his Savior. His professed belief in Jesus gives his family much comfort in knowing they will be reunited in the future.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Wilda Collins; his daughters, Pamela Collins Smith (Robert), Christy Collins Dempsey (Richard); and his son, Stephen Clayton Collins (Beverly), 8 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

During this time, the immediate family will celebrate his life at a private graveside ceremony.

Condolences may be sent to the family at Heath Funeral Chapel.

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