Obituary of Ronald Alvin Collins
Ronald Alvin Collins "Ronnie"
75; Jeffersonville, IN
Ronald Alvin Collins, 75 of Jeffersonville, IN passed away on Friday, September 27, 2019 while resting at home. Ronald was born in Jeffersonville, IN on June 5, 1944 to the late Fred and Orleeta Collins. He was a graduate of Jeffersonville High School. He grew up in Wesley United Methodist Church and became a member at an early age and up until his death. He was a devoted and active member.
He served his country in the Army Reserve. Afterwards he began working at General Electric and left to join the Jeffersonville Fire Department where he served the city of Jeffersonville for over 25 years and also became the first african american fire chief. During his time on the Fire Department he also worked as a school bus driver. After retirement he continued to work at Community Action of Southern Indiana, Ceasar’s Casino, Dillard’s and Jeffersonville High School as a Cafeteria Manager up until the time he became ill.
He loved visiting Walt Disney World and had just recently visited two weeks ago.
Ronald is survived by his wife, JoAnn Collins; children, Michael Collins (Terri), Eric Collins (Melissa) Danielle Collins; Jennifer "Jenny" Loehr (Tyler), Jacob Chapman (Ashley), and John Chapman; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members and friends.
A funeral service will be at 12 PM on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1201 Thomas V. Bryant Dr. Jeffersonville, IN with burial to follow at Walnut Ridge Cemetery. Visitation for Ronnie will be at Wesley United Methodist both on Tuesday, October 1, from 4 PM - 8 PM and on Wednesday, from 10 AM - 12 PM.
Memorial contributions can be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, envelopes will be available at the church.
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