Joe Willard Collins



A memorial service celebrating the life of Joe Willard Collins, born March 1, 1940 in the family home near Hilda, will be held 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston, SC. The family will visit with family and friends immediately following the service on Wednesday. Memorials may be made to the Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Virginia Morris, 471 Delk Avenue, Barnwell, SC 29812. His grandsons are honored to serve as his pallbearers. Joe passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017.

Joe was born the seventh child of Howell W. Collins and Alma Still Collins. He was affectionately called JoJo and Pappy by his loving family. He was married to his devoted wife of 40 years Linda Sandifer Collins.

In addition to his wife, survivors include daughters Robin Collins Jamison of Blackville, SC and Sonja Collins (Chuck) Hiers of Barnwell, SC; sons and daughter by marriage Kevin Haynesworth (Donna)Hutto, John Darin (Amy) Hutto and Karin Hutto (Bubba) Coker all of Denmark, SC; grandchildren Kristin Hutto (Mark) Dyches, Heather Bolen (Douglas) Zorn, Jessica Nicole (Luke) Parrish, Erica Bolen (Cory) Dukes, Kamryn Raychel Coker (Eric Williams), Justin Bradley Hiers (Briana Zorn), David Nicolas Jamison, Hunter Garett (Hannah) Hutto, Carlysle Raymond “Cash” Coker, IV, Alyssa Kaye Hutto; great-grandchildren Savannah Brooke Zorn, Billy “Junior” Douglas Zorn, Jr., Brayden Marcus Johnson Dyches, Kayden Haynesworth Morris Dyches, River Isabella Parrish, Luna Claire Parrish and Hooper Bentley Hutto.

Joe was loved by his brothers and sister, Everon (Harriett) Collins of Hilda, SC, Everett Collins of Barnwell, SC, Theron (Marie) Collins of Barnwell, SC and Betty Lee Collins (Rhett) Sandifer of Blackville, SC and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Joe is predeceased by his brothers Achille Collins, Marvin “Bob” Collins and foster brother Everett “Cud” Mizell Collins. After graduating Blackville High School in 1958 and serving in the National Guard, Joe worked in various places of employment to include the FBI, several printing industries including the Advertiser Herald of Bamberg, SC and lastly the pressroom manager of Metro Press at The People Sentinel newspaper in Barnwell, SC.

Joe enjoyed maintaining his property on his Super C International tractor and piddling in his shop. Joe could repair and restore anything and took his time, as his motto was “Anything worth doing, is worth doing right”.