Bradley Collins

Born: Fri., Aug. 11, 1978
Died: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Feb. 13, 2017
Location: Billings Funeral Home

Celebration of Life Service

7:00 PM Mon., Feb. 13, 2017
Location: Billings Funeral Home

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ELKHART - Bradley C. “Brad” Collins, 38, of Elkhart, was found passed away Tuesday, 2/17/2017 at his home.
He was born Aug.11, 1978 in Elkhart to the late Dennis D. Collins and Mrs. Nancy L. (McGaffey) Collins, who resides in Elkhart. He married Rikki L. Reed on June 18, 2005 in Elkhart and she survives at home.
Along with his mother and wife, Brad leaves behind his daughters Paige L., Madilyn R. and Teagan C. Collins, all at home; brother Chad J. (Lori Lull) Collins of Elkhart and Jennifer K. Igney of Goshen; parents-in-law Joe and Teri Reed and brother-in-law Jason K. (Jody A.) Reed, both of Elkhart; 1 nephew and 6 nieces.  
Billings Funeral Home of Elkhart is honored to host Brad’s Celebration of Life Services beginning with a visitation on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm followed by a service at 7:00 pm. Pastor John Blodgett of the First Baptist Church of Elkhart will officiate and a private family burial will follow at Olive Cemetery of Elkhart at a later date.
Brad had worked for AEP as an electrical transmission lineman for over 10 years. He was a talented mechanic and enjoyed tinkering and fixing things around the house. In his free time, he liked to fish, spend time on Simonton Lake and be a doting father to his three girls. He served as a former firefighter with the Osolo Township Fire Department for nearly 10 years, and was affectionately known as “Lil Pup”.
Memorial donations may be given to Rikki for the girls’ college fund.

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Crys Adams-Toma
   Posted Thu February 09, 2017
I wanted to let Chad and your entire know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. We truly understand the devastation and hurt you are going through as we have experienced this in our family as well. My heart breaks for you all.

Crys Adams-Toma (Matt Adams Sister)

Linda and Ed Collier
   Posted Thu February 09, 2017
To the family of Brad Collins
We are so sorry for your loss, we are praying for each of you at this difficult. May God give to peace and comfort you. If we can help please don't hesitate to ask.
May God be with you All
Linda and Ed Collier
Keithville, La.

Terry & Sherry Large
   Posted Sat February 11, 2017
Dear Rikki, daughters, Joe and Teri,
You have our deepest sympathies in this most difficult time. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sherry & Terry Large

Doreen Hershberger
   Posted Sun February 12, 2017
This makes me incredibly sad. I always enjoyed watching Brad interact with the girls when they came into Paradise Pools. It was obvious that he loved them. Will be praying for you.

David Borgaard
   Posted Sun February 12, 2017

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Dave Borgaard.

I'm so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts and Prayers. Dave Borgaard

Lisa K Lubarsky
   Posted Fri February 17, 2017
Ricky and Daughters, and extended family.
Know you are in my prayers.