March 17, 1941 - January 25, 2015
Friday, January 30th, from 5-8 p.m., Moreland Funeral Home
Saturday, January 31st at 10 A.M. Moreland Funeral Home
Blendon Central Cemetery
George Cyrus Collins, aged 73, of Westerville, Ohio died on January 25, 2015 at Riverside Hospital, surrounded by family, after a long battle with heart and kidney disease. Born in Columbus, Ohio on March 17, 1941 to Joseph and Goldie Collins. George grew up in Victorian Village, liked to play at the Ohio State University farm and spent many days fishing along the Olentangy River. George is survived by his wife of 35 and a half years, Marian Sue Collins, and his children Joseph (Tammy) Collins, George Collins, Daniel (Angela) Farley, Goldie (Jack) Fraley, Benjamin Cyrus (Sarabeth) Collins, and son-in-law Tony Samples, sisters Shannon Sanders, Mary (Hiram) Muncy, and Patty (Jim) Gayheart, brother-in-law Mitchell (Linda) Huff, sister-in-law Dawn (Owen) Yoder and mother-in-law Lillian Huff and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Betty Lowe, daughter Vina Samples, granddaughter Alex Collins and grandson Henry Collins. George was a loving husband and father who adored his family. He was pleased to live long enough to spend time with his youngest grandchildren, and always enjoyed being a grandfather to 21 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. George worked for many decades in the electrical wholesale industry, including management and sales positions with Columbus Electric Sales, McKeever Electric, CESCO, and Star Electric. George raced stock cars at Columbus Motor Speedway for many years. He enjoyed taking his family camping, hiking and fishing at state parks. He enjoyed playing cards and watching professional wrestling with family. George was a kindhearted and generous man, a loyal friend, who supported many, helping contractors start new businesses, assisting those in need and serving his large family throughout his life. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville Friday from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9-10 a.m. followed by a service at 10 a.m.. Interment Blendon Central.