Samuel Moore Collins, 87, of Spartanburg, died Sunday, December 6, 2009, at his home. A native of Louisville, Ky., and raised in Shelbyville, Ky., he was a son of the late Wallace Crittenden and Lucile Hitt Collins and was the husband of the late Evelyn Cox Collins. He was a retired vice president and senior trust officer of Citizens and Southern National Bank of South Carolina retiring in 1984. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Spartanburg for 58 years where he served as a Deacon and finance committee chairman, a member of the Sanctuary choir and the Bob Morgan Sunday School Class. He was a charter member and past president of the Spartanburg Sertoma Club and was the recipient of the Distinguished Governor’s award of the Upper SC District of Sertoma International. Mr. Collins served many years on the board of directors of the Spartanburg Girl Scouts of America. He was a member of the Class of 1944 and returned to graduate from The Citadel after serving in World War, a member of the Brigadier Club, a lifetime member of the Citadel Alumni Association and was the 1944 class agent for the Citadel Development Foundation. He was a veteran of WWII having served in the 87th Infantry Division, 334th Field Artillery Division in the US Army and was the recipient of the Purple Heart. In 1993, he was honored as a Kentucky Colonel by Governor Brereton C. Jones. Surviving are his daughter; Sheila C. Ingle and her husband John of Spartanburg, two sons; Robert C. Collins and his wife Carol of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Samuel Lee Collins and his wife, Beth of Louisville, Ky. Grandchildren; Scott Ingle, Blaire Jett and her husband Kevin, Carter Collins, Alex Collins, Anna Collins, Ryan Collins and his wife Lauren. Nephew and godson, Robert O. Collins of Charleston, SC, nephew, Stephen Collins of Marana, AZ and niece, Kathy Ehrle of Delaware, OH, cousins; Owen Hitt of Louisville, Ky., and Toodlie Edwards of Shelbyville, Ky. Special caregivers Sherry Howell and Denise McConnell. Visitation will be from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 8, 2009, at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 9, 2009, at the Chapel conducted by the Rev. Robert C. Morgan and Rev. Dr. Kirk H. Neely. Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 12, 2009, in Grove Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, Ky. Pallbearers will be Scott Ingle, Ryan Collins, Carter Collins, Alex Collins, Kevin Jett, Robert O. Collins and Jerry McLeskey. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the International Mission Board, 3806 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA 23230 or to the Citadel Development Foundation, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409. The family is at the home of his daughter, 215 Connecticut Avenue, Spartanburg. An online guest register is available at FLOYD’S GREENLAWN CHAPEL Visit our guestbook at Tags: 1944

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