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January 17, 2014

G. Scott Collins

CASEY, Ill. — CASEY, Ill. — Gregory Scott Collins, 54, of Casey, passed away at 3 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at his home. He was born on Feb. 28, 1959, in Mattoon, Ill., the son of Joe Dale Collins and Patricia Ann Gillis.

Survivors include his mother, Patricia Gillis of Casey; sisters, Patricia Evans of Effingham, Ill., and Cori (husband, Mike) Shackelford of Effingham; brother, Lonnie Collins of Springfield, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; brother, Virgil Bryan Collins; son, Shaun Miller; and his pet dog, Gretchen.

Scott was a 1977 graduate of Martinsville High School. He was a 35-year member of the Ironworkers Local 44 in Cincinnati. Scott was a Harley motorcycle enthusiast, an avid hunter and knife collector. He loved God, his family and animals – especially his faithful German Shepard, Gretchen. Scott was a friend to all; he never saw a stranger and loved to share his stories.    

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. CST on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Markwell Funeral Home, 200 N. Central Ave., in Casey, with Brother Art Orndorff officiating. Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. A reception will follow the service at Casey Veterans of Foreign Wars, 300 S. Central Ave., Casey. Donations in memory of Scott and Gretchen may be made to the Terre Haute Humane Society, P.O. Box 3307, Terre Haute, IN 47803.

To view the full obituary, send a condolence message, light a candle or post photos, visit:  www.markwellfuneralhome.com

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