MARION, Va. / WYTHEVILLE, Va.
Jiles Lee Collins, age 80, passed away at his home Monday, August 31, 2020.
It is with great sadness that the family of Jiles Lee Collins announce his passing.
Jiles was owner and operator of Collins General Tire and Collins Service Center from 1968 until his passing. He loved large truck recovery and all the wonderful memories and lifelong friends he made during his towing and mechanic career. He loved hunting out West almost as much as he loved the road trip to get there. He enjoyed making people laugh with his famous stories.
He was preceded in death by his parents Julian and Ann Collins and his mother/father-in-law Frank and Margaret Blakely; and his “granddaughter” Molly Hester.
Jiles is survived by his loving “bride” of 60 years, Denny Marie Collins; his loving daughter Jill Collins Buck and husband, David; son, Steve Collins (Missy); grandchildren Morgan Short (Michael), Stefanee Quesenberry (Cody), Julie Collins, Nathan Kimberlin, Jessica Brickey, Madison Buck, and Aaron Buck; great-grandchildren Aydin, Kobi, and Lucian; he is also lovingly remembered by his loyal employees Curtis Coldiron and Dale Hancock, Sr.
The Collins family would like to thank the staff at Smyth County Family Physicians and Wythe Hospice of Southwest Virginia for the excellent care given to Jiles during his illness.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Graveside services will be held Friday, September 4, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Rose Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel.
To share memories of Jiles Lee Collins, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Jiles’ family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.