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Virgil L Collins, age 46 of Salem, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 10:21 am, in St. Vincent Salem Hospital.

Born March 12, 1969 in Jasper, Alabama, he was the son of Clayton and Patricia (Rooker) Collins. He was an employee of GKN Sinter Metals in Salem and was a former employee of the Multi-Color Corporation and the old American Steel Cord Company in Scottsburg.

He served in the Armed Forces as a Spec 4 in the U.S. Army.

He married Melody (Potter) Collins, who survives. Also surviving are: 1 Daughter: Justina (Nicholas) Tatlock, Salem; 1 Stepson: Josh Carter, Salem; His father: Clayton Collins, Pekin; 1 Brother: Jeremy Collins, Pekin and 2 grandsons. He was preceded in death by his mother.

Visitation: 10:30 am until noon on Monday at the Dawalt Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be held immediately following the visitation on Monday at the Blue River Baptist Cemetery with Bro. Bruce Stephenson officiating. Full military honors will be accorded at the cemetery.

Memorial Contributions: Blue River Baptist Cemetery Association C/O Keith Albertson 5263 East State Road #160 Salem, Indiana 47167.