Sherwood  Collins


Sherwood Lee Collins, Sr., 82, of Tifton passed away Monday, July 1, 2019. His funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2019, in the Chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals with the Rev. Andy Ring officiating. A eulogy will be given by Charlie Hill. There will be a private burial for Mr. Collins. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.
Bob Fincher, Stephen Williams, Casey Williamson, Tyler Ray, Harry Bowen and Lonnie Ray will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be former agents for District 8 Cotton States Insurance and employees of Cotton States Insurance, Chad Pittman, Morris Pittman, Ruth Roberts, Tyra Williams, Sandra Jeffery and Veronica King.
Born June 20, 1937 in Barwick, Mr. Collins was the son of the late Emory Collins and Mamie Massey Collins. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Jacqueline Laugerman. Before retiring, he was a District Sales Manager with Cotton States Insurance, where he achieved numerous awards, including the only 7-time award winner for District Manager of the Year. He also led his District Agents to rank at the top of the company more times than not. He was an avid golfer and loved to fish. He officiated football, umpired softball and refereed basketball for over 31 years. He was a former member of the Lions Club and a current member of Springhill Country Club. He loved to tell and hear stories about his grandchildren and had a sarcastic sense of humor, including picking at his family.
Mr. Collins is survived by his wife, DeeDee Faircloth Collins of Tifton; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Lee and Julie Collins of Thomasville, Kelley and Kari Collins and Jay Collins, all of Tifton; one daughter, Christy Williamson of Tifton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Wilma and Norman Parrish of Thomasville and Donna and Tim Drake of Wooster, Ohio; and five grandchildren, Brooke Collins of Valdosta, Sean Collins of Ty Ty, Hannah Collins of Carrollton, Colin Williamson and Camden Williamson, both of Tifton.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial gifts may be made to Colquitt Regional Hospice, 2516 5th Avenue, SE, Moultrie, GA 31776; or Salem Baptist Church, c/o Peggy Griffin, 1035 Ty Ty-Sparks Road, Tifton, GA 31793.
You may offer condolences to the family at the online guest registry at Services for the Collins family are under the care and direction of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.
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Published on July 3, 2019
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Margie Conner
Jul 08, 2019
My heart goes out to Dee Dee and the Family. All of us at CS loved Sherwood. He always brought a smile to us. Such a Special Man and Southern Gentleman. Blessings and prayers for all of you.
Charlie and Linda Hill
Jul 07, 2019
We were are sad to of Sherwood’s passing. Sherwood was a great man that loved family and life. DeeDee and his entire family are in our prayers.
Wendy Chamblee
Jul 07, 2019
DeeDee. I have wonderful memories of you and Sherwood. So fun to be around. From Zack Attacks to sandpails in the trunk warm thoughts of you two. I am out of town this weekend but wanted to tell you, you are in my thoughts. I know such a difficult time. Peace be with you. Wendy.
Julie Collins
Jul 05, 2019
What a father-in-law! Will miss his humor. Love you. Rest In Peace .
Johnny Johnson
Jul 04, 2019
One of a kind. Will be missed. Great sense of humor.
Lisa Duke Boling
Jul 04, 2019
Sherwood was a very nice man. One of most favorite in the Cotton States Family. He was always a pleasure to work with and his Agents were a great reflection of his hard work. My heart and prayers go out to his Family, during this most difficult time. May God bring you peace and comfort when you need it most.
Vivian Price
Jul 03, 2019
Sherwood was one of the nicest men I ever worked with. We always could manage to have a laugh. When I was in Tifton, he & DeeDee made me feel at home. Love & prayers for DeeDee & the extended family! πŸ™πŸ’™πŸ™
Michele Bruce Green
Jul 03, 2019
Many prayers for all the family. Mr. Sherwood was such a nice man & full of so much fun! He truly was one of the best in the Cotton States Family!
Bob and Linda Weaver
Jul 03, 2019
We always thought a lot of Sherwood. He could always bring a smile. Prayers for peace and comfort.
Delores Smith
Jul 03, 2019
To the family of Sherwood, I’m so sorry for your loss. What a man to have had the pleasure of working with and becoming friends with.