Larry B. Collins, 64, Sweetser, went home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving family, Tuesday, August 28, 2012, at Marion General Hospital, Marion, Indiana after a sudden illness. He was born on March 6, 1948 to Austin and Waneta (Cates) Collins. Larry married Peggy Ann Himelick Ancil on November 19, 1988 at Herbst United Methodist Church, Marion, Indiana. She survives. Larry was a long time active member of Herbst United Methodist Church, Marion, Indiana.
Larry graduated from Fairmount High School, class of 1966, attended Vincennes University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy from Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana. He retired after 38 years from Irving Materials, Inc.
He enjoyed NASCAR, riding his bicycle, being a talented handyman and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy; daughter, Cheri L. (Lee) Jones, Pendleton; son, Derek R. Ancil, Sweetser; and daughter, Amanda M. Ancil, Marion; grandson, Caleb R. Jones and granddaughter, Emily K. Jones, Pendleton; brother, Jerry (Sue) Collins, Hartford City; sister, Carol Sue (Rob) Everest, Fort Wayne; niece, Stephanie Anderson; nephew, Collin Anderson, Hartford City, nephews, Jason and David Everest, Ft. Wayne; father and mother-in-law, Merrill and Marilyn Himelick, Marion, IN and many cousins of the Cates and Collins families.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Austin and Waneta Collins.
Funeral Service: will be at 10 am Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN with Rev. Gary Bingham officiating. Burial will be in Grant Memorial Park.
Visitation: will be from 3-7 pm Friday, August 31, 2012 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Herbst United Methodist Church, 2561 S. 600 W. Marion, IN.
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