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Thomas "Top Cat" Collins, Sr.

July 24, 1946 ~ August 16, 2017 (age 71)

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Thomas "Top Cat" Collins, Sr. was born on July 24, 1946 in York County, South Carolina.  He departed this earthly life on Wednesday August 16, 2017 at Caromont Medical Center Gastonia, North Carolina.

He was the son of the late Sadie Burris Collins and Thomas Whitney Sims.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Gill Collins; his son, Pastor Thomas Collins Jr.; his brothers,  Bobby Collins and Perry Collins; his sisters, Rev. Brenda C. Connors and Elisa C. Gettys, and his grandmother, Annie Collins.

He attended York County public schools and he retired from Stovall Foundry where folks knew him as "Tally Ho" or "Top Cat".

Leaving to cherish his life from his union with wife, Martha, are his children, Freddie Collins, Angela Collins, Erick Collins (LaResha), Sylvia Dixon, Tony Dares, Tomeka Moore, and daughter-in-law, Pastor Sharon Collins; sisters Linda Kay McCoulley, Johnnie Mae Hughes, and Jill Freeman (Johnny); sister-in-law, Lilly Phillips (Richard), Ollie Virgil, and brother-in-law, William Michael Gill.; one living aunt,  Patricia Sherer (Cookie) as well as a special friend, Lawanna Pearson; a host of grands, great grands, nieces, nephews, and friends.



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