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Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Friday May 6th, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Herbert Collins

Herb Collins of Reidsville, NC, passed away on May 2, 2022, at the age of 70.

A visitation will be held Friday May 6th, 2022, from 5-7pm at Wilkerson Funeral Home, 1909 Richardson Dr. Reidsville, NC 27320.

Herb was born on July 7, 1951, to Herb and Arminda in Holden, WV. After graduating from Lenore High School, with his sister Dreama cheering him on, he met up with his high school sweetheart, Laura Runyon in Columbus, Ohio. He would work for Western Electric and then climb the career ladder at American National Can which led him to Atlanta, Ga. Herb would retire from Ball Corporation located in Reidsville, NC. He filled his retirement days with family, friends, and taking on roles at the Elks Club.

Herb married Laura on February 21, 1970. They were blessed with two wonderful children and six beautiful grandkids. The grandkids were his world! He loved spending time with them, keeping up with all their activities and telling stories to anyone who would listen. After his family, his next biggest love were his cars! He has owned some beauties and was always looking for the next one.  Corvettes had always been his favorite! Although he did hold on to a 1987 Buick Grand National. That one has some stories to tell. 

To say Herb was larger than life was an understatement. He loved to tell stories, help others, he could fix about anything. He embraced friends and family any chance he got. Herb will be missed by many and forgotten by none.

Herb was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Laura; his daughter Kelly (husband Charlie), grandkids Leah and Carley; his son Tony (wife Angie), grandkids Samantha, Emma, Tyler, and Tucker; his sister Dreama Kirk and his many, many dear friends.


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Just was informed of Herb's passing. I lost a good friend and mourn his passing but take heart and feel great joy when I think of our times together both in Ohio and Alabama. We never knew dull moments or times that didn't turn into stories to tell in the future. We were instant friends when we met and grew that friendship quickly. Great memories with a great guy. RIP big guy!

Mike Bridges May 29 2022 9:34 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Herbert Collins

Bob Graham May 26 2022 1:34 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Herbert Collins

Steve Marshall May 7 2022 10:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Herbert Collins

Terry Harris May 7 2022 9:48 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Herbert Collins

Sammy Moore May 7 2022 11:50 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Herbert Collins

Don Stone May 6 2022 1:47 PM

Herb was such a good person. He always had a smile on his face, always friendly. He will be greatly missed. Scooty

Rosa welsh May 6 2022 9:29 AM

Remember working with you Herb in Columbus,oh R.I.P. Buddy

George Felton May 6 2022 8:09 AM

So sorry for your loss . Prayers for Peace and Comfort only God can give .

Lisa Kirk Canterbury May 6 2022 1:27 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Herbert Collins

Lisa Kirk Canterbury May 6 2022 1:25 AM

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