Floyd B. Collins, 78, of Springdale, Ark., went to be with the Lord on Aug. 30, 2022, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. 

Floyd was born on April 23, 1944, in Boston, Ark., one of 12 children. He was the son of William Harrison Collins and Rosie Lee Williams Collins.

He married the love of his life, Rosie Lucille Bolinger, on Sept. 21, 1966, in Huntsville, Ark., celebrating almost 56 years of marriage.  Floyd was a truck driver for Jones Truck Lines from 1964–1991. Floyd held various positions over the next 29 years. He worked for the Springdale Water Department, Springdale Hospital, Hayes Incorporated, and Pat Salmon and Sons. 

Floyd was a member of Zion Christian Union Church in Fayetteville. He enjoyed many hobbies: hunting, exploring the mountains, singing gospel music, sharing interesting stories, and watching sports. He rarely missed an Arkansas Razorbacks’ game.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Frank and Walker Collins; three sisters, Billie Marrs, Virginia Schaefer and Cleo Thurston; and his grandson, Ty Bruton Gamblin.

He is survived by his wife, Lucille, of the home; two daughters, Stephanie Wiles Atchley and husband, Mike, of Eureka Springs, and Melissa Turner and husband, Jackie, of Springdale; two brothers, Ben Collins of Springdale and Dotson Collins of Huntsville; four sisters, Susie Atchley of Fayetteville, Sarah Petersen of Entiat, Wash., Ethel Taylor of Elkins, and Melba Collins of Fayetteville; five grandchildren, Carrie Alice Rose Wiles, Richard Blane Gamblin, Hannah Elizabeth Renae Wiles, Brooke Lucille Gamblin and Sarah Emily Carol Wiles; and one great-grandchild, Nikiyah Jhenae; along with many other family members and friends. 

Visitation was held at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Springdale on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Chapel on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, at 11 a.m.  

Burial and committal service will be held at the Huntsville Cemetery in Huntsville, Ark., on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, at 2 p.m.  

Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Springdale has been entrusted with the arrangements.