The Norman Transcript

August 7, 2013

Bob Collins

The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Bob Collins, 74, of Norman, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, peacefully in his sleep.

The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday New Life Bible Church, 4343 N. Flood Ave. in Norman,

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Havenbrook Funeral Home.

Bob was born in Oklahoma City on April 23, 1939. He graduated from Central High School in Oklahoma City.

Bob was married to his high school sweetheart, Pat Collins (Wetwiska) on June 13, 1957; they were married 56 years.

Bob was a captain on the Oklahoma City Fire Department and lead diver for the underwater rescue and recovery squad. Upon retiring from the fire department with 20 years service in 1978, Bob worked as a roofing contractor before retiring in 2010. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and spending time with his grandkids and family.

Bob is survived by his wife, Pat; his two sons, Scott Collins and his wife Betty of Dallas and Steve Collins and his wife Kristin of Norman; and his three grandchildren, Kelsy Collins, Taylor Collins and Alexa Lee-Dinnes.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, C.B. “Rip” Collins and Wanza Collins; and his sister, Ann Duffy.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Tim Lee Ministries, P.O. Box 461674, Garland, TX 75046, or

Norman Transcript, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013