Collins, Tim


Tim Collins passed at his Irving home on Tuesday December 21, from complications of heart disease.

He lived his life on his own terms, with a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone. Adored by animals and children. Fan of the Dallas Cowboys and his beloved Aggies. Born in St. Louis, his family moved to Dallas during Tim’s senior year in high school. Following graduation from Thomas Jefferson, Tim attended Texas A&M and was a member of the Corps of Cadets, graduating in 1972 with a degree in electrical engineering and a dedication to the Aggies football team that endured throughout his lifetime.

A student of life, Tim never stopped learning and was always up for a challenge or an adventure. Despite losing a leg to diabetes, he embarked upon a cross-country road trip during which he spent four months living out of his car at Yellowstone National Park, becoming good friends with the park rangers who stopped in to check on him daily, proof that he made friends everywhere he went.

Tim was the eldest of five children and is survived by his parents Robert and Gertrude Collins of Dallas, brothers Tom (Kathy) and Jack (Diana) of Dallas, and Jerry (Kathy) of San Antonio as well as sister Nancy Rizzo (Michael) and numerous nieces and nephews

4 replies on “Collins, Tim”

Roy Fairbanks says:

I am sorry to here of Tim’s passing.
He was really a great guy. Always
Very friendly to everyone. I really
enjoyed being in his space. One of the
kindest Persons I ever met. Even
though I hadn’t seen him in some
time he well still be missed.
Happy Journeys Tim.
Your friend, Roy

Sara (Schulten) McCabe says:

What a wonderful tribute this is! As a friend of Nancy’s, I only knew Tim as “one of the older brothers,” but I was always charmed by what a warm and welcoming family you all have always been. My condolences to all of you, and may you find peace and joy in your memories of Tim.

Kris Slocum says:

Farewell Tim.

Robin Rhyne says:

What a beautiful spirit is Tim! We worked together for quite a number of years. Tim would bring a smile and a sparkle to an otherwise dark situation.
Thank you Tim, for being, well, yourself.

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