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Updated: 11/20/2013 08:00:04AM

William E. Collins

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William E. Collins, 92, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at his residence.

Mr. Collins was born April 22, 1921, in Chester, Pa., to Emory Lee and Reba Lee (nee Hammond) Collins.

He moved to this area 55 years ago from Woodlyn, Pa. Mr. Collins worked as a master builder for General Development Corporation. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Force. Mr. Collins was a charter member of First Baptist Church of Port Charlotte.

He is survived by his loving wife, Loretta Sue (nee Postles) Collins of Port Charlotte; daughters, Linda Towles of North Port, Fla., and Dawn Collins of Port Charlotte; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the Funeral Service at noon Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Punta Gorda, 459 Gill St., Punta Gorda, Fla. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Port Charlotte. Please visit William’s tribute wall at to share memories and to send condolences to the Collins family. Preferred donations may be made in loving memory of William to the Animal Welfare League, 3519 Drance St., Port Charlotte, FL 33980.

Arrangements by Paul Schelm Funeral Home, Lake Suzy, Fla.

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