US Navy

Robert Dean Collins

January 21, 1931 ~ November 8, 2021 (age 90)


Robert Dean Collins, 90, of Whiteland, Indiana, passed away on Monday, November 8, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Robert was born on January 21, 1931 in Whitesburg, Kentucky to the late James and Olly Collins.

Robert proudly served in the United States Navy and later worked at Lilly Industrial Coating as a laboratory supervisor for twenty years until his retirement. He loved to reminisce about his Navy days and enjoyed camping, fishing, and traveling. Before his passing, he accomplished his goal of visiting all fifty US States.

Robert is survived by his good friend, Ann (George) Garcia of Brownsburg, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Collins; his parents, James and Olly Collins; his siblings, Arnold Ray Collins, James Collins, and Valma Collins.

No services are to be held.

Robert will be laid to rest with military honors at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood, Indiana alongside his late wife.

Arrangements are entrusted to Jessen & Keller Funeral Homes ~ Whiteland Chapel.






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