Larry L. Collins

Born: Mon., Jan. 14, 1957
Died: Mon., Jan. 4, 2021



4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 08, 2021
Location: First Baptist Church of Pleasant Hill

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Larry Leon Collins, age 63, of Pittsfield, IL, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He was born on January 14, 1957, in Louisiana, MO, to Paul and Marjorie Zumwalt Collins. He married his high school sweetheart, Susan Slight, on March 20, 1977, in Griggsville, IL, and she survives.

Larry graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1975 and went on to work for Callender Construction Company for 34 years. He then went to work for Pike Wood Products, where his passion for woodworking began. After his retirement in 2018 from Hammitt Custom Farming you could find him in his woodshop building custom pieces for his family and friends. Larry was a good and faithful servant of the Lord. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Pleasant Hill, where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher. He was also a member of Carpenters for Christ and served as a past Captain for the Pittsfield Fire Department. He was devoted to his family and friends and will be remembered for his quick wit and never knowing a stranger.

Larry’s greatest joy was his grandchildren. He was proud to be a “Pop” and loved every minute he spent with his grandkids. Larry’s other passions include his woodworking, building instruments and playing his banjo at bluegrass festivals. Larry also enjoyed St. Louis Blues hockey, NASCAR, and weekend camping trips with Susan.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Susan Collins; their three daughters, Dee Vandermolen of St. Peters, MO, Joni (Adam) Schlieper of Dunnellon, FL, and Lisa (Michael) Hobbs of Pleasant Hill, IL; his father, Paul Collins of Pittsfield, IL; six grandchildren, Zachary Schlieper, Zane Schlieper, Cora Vandermolen, Jase Hobbs, Maci Hobbs, and Joel Hobbs; brother, Michael (Jill) Collins of Pittsfield, IL; and sister, Betsy (Rocky) Bland of Pittsfield, IL.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie Collins, and a brother, Douglas Collins.

A public visitation will be held on Friday, January 8, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the First Baptist Church of Pleasant Hill. Per COVID guidelines, social distancing and masks are required. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to be made to Carpenters for Christ ℅ Cherry Street Baptist Church, 520 Cleveland Ave., Attalla, AL 35954. Online condolences may be left to the family at Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Larry's memory to the following organization:

Carpenters for Christ
c/o Cherry Street Baptist Church, 520 Cleveland Ave, Attalla, AL 35954

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Lynnette Johns
   Posted Wed January 06, 2021
So Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

Lynnette Johns

Nancy Bloom
   Posted Wed January 06, 2021
My heart goes out to you and your family. You are in my prayers for peace and strength. I’m truly saddened.

Nancy Bloom

Robin L Hobson
   Posted Wed January 06, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family

Cindy Ghrist Verticchio
   Posted Wed January 06, 2021
Betsy & family,
I was so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Sending condolences and prayers for you all as you face this difficult and sad time in your lives. 🙏🙏

Amanda Kirby
   Posted Thu January 07, 2021
I'm so sad to hear of Larry's passing. I had the priviledge of caring for Larry and for some reason, he was one of those patients that just reached in and touched my heart. We had a couple good chats, prayers, and even a communion service with a fellow nurse who serves as a preacher in his community. Please accept mine and all of our condolences on behalf of all of the covid hospital staff at Hannibal Regional Hospital. He had only the best things to say about all of his family, especially his wife.

Linda Hittner
   Posted Thu January 07, 2021
So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to all the family! 🙏

Barbara S Goertz
   Posted Thu January 07, 2021
Sorry to here of Larry's passing, I didn't know he was sick, know his dad well , and you guys got our pool table or had it. I didn't know he was related through his mom with Zumwalts, I am also from Jacob line at fort, to henry, to Jesse married Mary Ann Liles Mozier, they had about 11 kids, my Great Grandmother was Ann Marie she marred William Henry Ward, they had Rachel Rebecca Ward who married John Lawrence Pelican, who had my Mom Sadie Pelican she married my Dad James Elmo dolbeare. just wanted to let you know. so sorry for you loss

Bonnie Casteel Long
   Posted Thu January 07, 2021
Susan and family, condolences at this sad time. Paul and Betsy, I did not realize your family relationship, prayer and thoughts for you all. The obituary pictures a guy for all to be proud. As a Son, brother, husband and father he will sadly be missed. His church family and community will feel a void as well. I wish you the love of family, friends, and your Faith in God to comfort and console you in this time of sorrow. Sincere Sympathy, Bonnie

Jim Lewis
   Posted Fri January 08, 2021
Susan I'm so sorry to hear about Larry. Prayers for you and the family.

Curt and Kelli DeSpain
   Posted Fri January 08, 2021
So sorry for your loss, prayers for you all.

Curt and Kelli DeSpain

Marsha Elledge
   Posted Fri January 08, 2021
Susan and family. I am so very sorry and send my heartfelt condolences. Larry was a wonderful person and very respected. May you find comfort in all your sweet memories Love, Doug and Marsha Elledge

Dorothy and Roger y
   Posted Fri January 08, 2021
Susan and family, Do very sorry to hear of Larry's passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and all of his and your families.
Dorothy and Roger Yaeger

Jeff and Jean Edgar
   Posted Sat January 09, 2021
Dear Susan and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He was a wonderful Christian man who will be missed by ALL who knew him. We have been keeping you all in our prayers. Praying the God of all peace fill you with His peace and blessings. May God uphold you all during this difficult time.
Jeff and Jean Edgar

Janna Craig
   Posted Sun January 10, 2021
Susan, I am so very sorry for the loss of Larry to you and your family. Please know our thoughts are with you. It sounds as though he has left you with many good memories and hopefully they will help console you as you go through this.

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