Delbert Leroy Collins

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Delbert Leroy Collins, 86 years young of Libby, Montana, went home to the arms of Jesus, on Friday, June 14, 2019, at his home in Libby. He was born on June 1, 1933, to Donald and Daisy Collins in Chico, California.

Del graduated from Chico High School in 1951. He was employed by his father as painter in 1952. He moved on in 1953, working for Pacific Bell as a cable splicer, where he would retire from in 1985. In between the years, Del had a love for God and country. He served in three different branches of service including the Army, the Navy and the Army Reserve, from July 22, 1954, to July 6, 1956, fighting in the Korean War.

Delbert loved his family, spending time with them, always wanting to bring a smile to their faces, with his wit and humor. His granddaughter Peyton had a game she would play with Papa. She would sit in his lap and he would let her mess up his hair. It brought such joy and laughter to their faces, and to all those that were there.

Delbert loved working with his hands making metal sculptures, making things for their yard and garden. Being quite the outdoorsmen, he loved to hunt, fish, and go camping with his family.

He will be greatly loved and missed by all...Until we meet again in Heaven...Gone Hunting...

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Collins, his Mother, Daisy Collins Webb, his former wife, Billie Maxcine Kenyon, his grandchildren Shaun Moore and Gary Moore, and a brother, Dale Collins.

Del is survived by his loving wife of 28 years Donna Kenyon Collins; his Beloved Children Rodney Collins, of Spokane, Washington; Corinne and Greg Bullard, Glenna Hook, Daniel Barthalis, all of Libby, Montana; Alicia and Dale Allison, Gainesville, Georgia; Janet Fitzpatrick, Liberty Lake, Washington; along with his most loved and pride of his life, his 5

grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren; and his brother, David Collins, of Libby, Montana.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. on June 29, 2019, at Libby Assembly of God Church, 105 Collins Avenue in Libby. The family requests in lieu of flowers, please make a check out to Delbert’s wife, Donna Collins to help her out with the cost of the funeral expenses.

Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Online condolences and memorials may be made at www.schnackenbergfh.com.

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