Tracy Lee Collins

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Tracy Lee Collins, age 37, of Thayer, Mo., was born July 23, 1981, in Salem, Ark., to William and Bonnie Gildersleeve, and departed this life Feb. 1, 2018, at his home.

He leaves behind: his parents, William and Bonnie Gilderesleeve; his wife, Charlea Collins; three children, Chance, Austin and Molly Collins; two brothers, Billy Collins and Chris Collins; his grandmother, Mary Gildersleeve; two uncles, Ritchie Collins and Randy Collins; two aunts, Jackie Collins and Becky Strickland and many family and friends that loved him. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents and infant brother, William.

Tracy was a welder and mechanic at Progressive Waste Management in Cherokee Village, Ark. Tracy loved welding, cooking, grilling, kids, his wife, children and family. He will be remembered for his kind heart, quick wit and sense of humor.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at the First Christian Church in Mammoth Spring, Ark. Arrangements are under the direction of the Clary Funeral Home in Thayer.