Charles Collins

Husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, musician and retired elementary school principal, Charles Edmund “Ed” Collins, 81, passed away on Aug. 8, 2022, after a courageous battle with dementia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eleanor Whiston Collins and Edmund Ellison Collins, and brother, Keith Collins.

Friends and family may gather at Dering-Henson Funeral Home for visitation from 4-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10. Visitation will be held at Westover United Methodist Church, from 11 a.m. until noon, the time of service, on Thursday, Aug. 11, with Pastor Sandy Bigelow officiating. Ed will be laid to rest alongside his family at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens following the service.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Amedisys, especially Carla, Amy and Shar for their excellent care.

Caring services are being provided by Dering-Henson Funeral Home.