In Memory

Bill Collins

Bill Collins


Bill Collins, 49, Overland Park, passed away May 18, 2010. A visitation/tribute will be held from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, May 22, 2010 at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf, Overland Park, Kansas. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Johnson County Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Collins Children Memorial Fund c/o Community America Credit Union, 9777 Ridge Dr., Lenexa, KS 66285 or The Phillip Salem MD Chair and Research c/o St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, 3100 Main St. Suite 865, Houston, TX 77002. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at Bill was born February 2, 1961 in Kansas City, Missouri. Bill was a great friend, and loving father, with an incredible laugh and a style that was uniquely his own. He will be missed by his family, children, and friends. Bill was preceded in death by his father, Tom. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca (Becky) Hawes Collins; children, Casey, Cody, Tommy, and step-daughter, Ellie; mother and step-father, Sandi and Johnnie Henson; sisters, Kim O'Dell and Kari Watson; and one brother, Dave Collins. Arr.: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel, 913-451-1860.
Published in Kansas City Star on May 20, 2010

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05/27/10 07:58 PM #1    

Jeff Reed

In memory of Bill Collins, a childhood friend. In grade school, we were always good friends. I remember that I would go to his birthday party and he would come to mine, year after year. As we grew older, life happens and we had other friends, but still were close.We worked in the radio business at different Kansas City stations, but he would always send me leads and try to help me out. He always had a smile, a quick wit. and a story to go with it. He was the guy in the group that you wanted to know. Billy, you will be missed.

"You can pretend to be serious; you can't pretend to be witty."

05/28/10 08:15 PM #2    

Brian Sullivan

I am very sorry to hear of Bill's passing.  I remember being on both football and basketball teams with Bill in Junior High - Nallwood.  He was always fun loving and I enjoyed being around him.  I recall in high school everything for Bill revolved around cars.  While we have not kept in touch he will be missed.  RIP.

07/29/10 10:37 AM #3    

Gino DeSico

How unfortunate.  we were just getting to send email's to each other thru the site here & catch up.  We played soccer together back in Junior high school days.  He was a fun kids, great sense of humor & he help growing up more fun & enjoyable. 

Does anyone know what happened?

01/11/11 03:05 PM #4    

Randy Hairgrove

Billy, you were a good friend.  It seemed no matter how long between seeing each other, you would always act like we'd just seen each other the day before.

I also can believe how tall Bill got.  I don't remember him being that big in school and then the first time I saw him after high school, I was like 'holy sh-t'!  :)

RIP, Billy....

06/09/11 04:42 PM #5    

Don Nelson

Bill, You were my best friend throughout school.  We played and fought all through grade school.  Our birthdays were one day apart.  We dug holes in your back yard because you said your dad liked to play on hills.  We rode to football practice with you on my shoulders because we only had one bike between the two of us that worked most of the time.  We smoked cigarettes at the "Y"  We partied together at the Ozarks.  I lost touch with your 10 years ago or so.  I can't beleive you're already gone.  RIP Buddy!

08/31/18 07:28 PM #6    

Greg Sapp


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