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"L.T." Levi Truitt Collins

July 16, 1931 ~ March 31, 2021 (age 89)

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"L. T." Levi Truitt Collins, 89, of Bradleyville.

He was born on July 16, 1931 at Cedar Creek, MO., son of William J. and Eunice (Blackwell) Collins.  L.T. passed away on Wed., March 31, 2021, at his home with his family by his side. He had been ill for 11 months. He was a lifelong resident of Bradleyville, MO. At the age of 17, he was saved at a revival in Cedar Creek. He served in the Army during the Korean War. L.T. was an avid woodsman and worked at several local sawmills. After the death of his first wife Lorene in 1975, he married Barbara Moore Gimlin on June 9, 1977 and they raised 10 children between the two of them.

Survivors include his wife Barbara Collins of the home; children; Glee Clubb of Forsyth, MO., Mamie (Ann) Blair and husband Tim of Bradleyville, MO.; Lana Thomas and husband Mike of Fair Grove, MO., Shawna Phillips and husband John of Fair Grove, MO.; Levi Collins and wife Hollie of Springfield, MO.; Ronda Turner and husband Rick of Taneyville, MO., Chuck Gimlin and wife Missy of Ozark, MO., David Woody and wife Lesa of Clever, MO., and Sam Gimlin of Springfield, MO.; brother Jr. Collins and wife Helen of Cedar Creek; sisters Oleta Beeler and husband Ernest of Branson, Jean Cummings of Walnut Shade, Dobie Youngblood and husband Frank of Galena; sister-in-law June Collins of Forsyth; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.  

He was proceeded in death by his parents; wife, Lorene Colins; son Doug Gimlin; son in-law Richard Clubb; and siblings, Earl Collins, Scott Collins, Opalee Rogers, and an infant sister.

 

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Services

Gathering of Family and Friends
Saturday
April 3, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Whelchel Grace Funeral Home
16560 US Hwy 160
Forsyth, MO 65653

Funeral Service
Saturday
April 3, 2021

2:00 PM
Whelchel Grace Funeral Home
16560 US Hwy 160
Forsyth, MO 65653

Burial
Saturday
April 3, 2021

New Blair Cemetery
State Highway 76
Bradleyville, MO 65614

Donations

Children's Diabetes Foundation
3025 South Parker Road, Suite 110, Aurora CO 80014
Tel: 1-303-863-1200

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