William E. (Bill) Collins, 81, of Mendenhall, passed away Friday, February 4, 2011, at his residence. Bill was born in Alabama on December 11, 1929, a son of the late Nettie  (Vail) and Lee Roy Collins.  He  is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Wiggins) Collins and: two daughters, Debbie (Randy) Herrington, of Mendenhall; and Cheryl (John Pat)  Barr, of Oklahoma; three sons, Tommy (Kathy) Collins, of Crystal Springs; Gene (Sheila) Collins, of Brandon; Danny (Jenny) Collins, of Mendenhall.  Other survivors include eleven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

Bill worked as a mechanic and served thirty-seven years in the military.

Visitation is scheduled for Monday, February 7, 2011, from 5 pm to 8 pm at Tutor Funeral Home in Magee.  Religious services will be at Tutor Funeral Home Chapel, Magee on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, at 11:00 am.  Interment will be in Kennedy Springs Cemetery.