Joseph Collins, 57, of Taylorville, died at 12:49 a.m., Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

He was born on February 26, 1958, the son of Jimmy and Anna Marie (Tirey) Collins. He married Marcia Jean Hendricks on September 10, 1977, at Davis Memorial Christian Church in Taylorville, and she survives. He worked for Caterpillar as a laborer. Joseph loved RC airplanes. He was a member of Christian County Prop Busters, Alpha Omega Auto Sound, and the UAW Local 751. He adored spending time with his grandchildren, and his presence will be dearly missed.

Surviving are: his wife, Marcia Collins, of Taylorville; son, Michael Joseph (Sarah) Collins, of Nokomis; daughter, Angela (Zachary) Lancaster, of Stonington; parents: Jimmy and Anna Collins, of Taylorville; grandchildren: Aiden Collins, Riley Jo Lancaster, Ryanne Lancaster; brothers: Jimmy (Kim) Collins; Tim (Lori) Collins; and John (Marti Hill) Collins.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon, Monday, December 21, 2015, at McClure Funeral Home, with Pastor Randy Myers officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Inurnment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to his family.

McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

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