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Visitation

Backstrom - Pyeatte Funeral Chapel
Wednesday September 7th, 2022
5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Celebration of Life

Backstrom - Pyeatte Funeral Chapel
Thursday September 8th, 2022
11:00am

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Burial

Huntsville Cemetery
Thursday September 8th, 2022
2:00pm

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Floyd B Collins

Floyd B Collins, 78, of Springdale, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on August 30, 2022, at the Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. 

Floyd was born on April 23, 1944, in Boston, Arkansas, one of twelve children. He was the son of William Harrison Collins and Rosie Lee Williams Collins. He married the love of his life, Rosie Lucille Bolinger on September 21, 1966 in Huntsville, Arkansas, celebrating almost 56 years of marriage.  Floyd was a truck driver for Jones Truck Lines from 1964 – 1991.  Floyd held various positions over the next twenty-nine years. He worked for the Springdale Water Department, Springdale Hospital, Hayes Incorporated, and Pat Salmon and Sons. 

Floyd was a member of Zion Christian Union Church in Fayetteville. He enjoyed many hobbies: hunting, exploring the mountains, singing gospel music, sharing interesting stories, and watching sports. He rarely missed an Arkansas Razorback game.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Frank and Walker Collins, three sisters, Billie Marrs, Virginia Schaefer, and Cleo Thurston, and his grandson Ty Bruton Gamblin.

 He is survived by his wife Lucille of the home; two daughters, Stephanie Wiles Atchley and husband Mike of Eureka Springs, and Melissa Turner and husband Jackie of Springdale; two brothers, Ben Collins of Springdale and Dotson Collins of Huntsville; four sisters, Susie Atchley of Fayetteville, Sarah Petersen of Entiat, Washington, Ethel Taylor of Elkins, and Melba Collins of Fayetteville; five grandchildren, Carrie Alice Rose Wiles, Richard Blane Gamblin, Hannah Elizabeth Renae Wiles, Booke Lucille Gamblin and Sarah Emily Carol Wiles; and one great grandchild, Nikiyah Jhenae, along with many other family members and friends. 

Visitation will be held at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Springdale on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Chapel on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at 11:00 am.  Burial and committal service will be held at the Huntsville Cemetery in Huntsville, Arkansas on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at 2:00pm. 

Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Springdale has been entrusted with the arrangements. To sign online guestbook please go to www.backstrom-p

 


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Guestbook

Lucille and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. May the Lord hold each of you in his arms of love.

Alvin L Herrington Sep 7 2022 7:25 PM

I worked with Floyd years ago for JL Patrick at the Harbor gas station in Springdale. We remained friends. I also worked with Walker at an airline.
Floyd will, be missed, another good man gone!

Paul Farris Sep 7 2022 2:16 PM

Lucille and family, I offer my sympathy for your loss of Floyd at this time of your life. Prayers for your strength and healing.

Nancy Webb Sep 7 2022 10:00 AM

I had the honor of working several years with Floyd at Springdale Wastewater Treatment Plant. He was a great worker and a true friend. He will never be forgotten. My deepest condolences to the family.

Harold Hull Sep 5 2022 7:44 PM

So very sorry to read of my schoolmate's passing. Though years have passed since our visiting, I have always thought kindly of Floyd. My sincerest condolences to Lucille and the entire family.

Pattie S Shinn Sep 4 2022 10:23 AM

So very sorry for your loss. Sending my love and prayers.🙏🏻

Linda Westphal Sep 1 2022 8:18 PM

Uncle Floyd, I have not, nor will I ever, forget the kindness you treated me with. I remember always being excited to see you, and when you were able to visit us in Wichita, before you left, you'd always leave me a quarter to buy a dairy queen cone that was not far from our home. I remember you helping me get on a horse for my first horse ride. Those are only my memories, and I know that there are countless other souls out there who remember your kindness and generosity, as I do.
Lucille, Stephanie, and Melissa, our thoughts are with you during this time of profound loss.

Terry, Atlanta, and Sydney Beal Sep 1 2022 1:01 PM

Uncle Floyd, I have not, nor will I ever, forget the kindness you treated me with. I remember always being excited to see you, and when you were able to visit us in Wichita, before you left, you'd always leave me a quarter to buy a dairy queen cone that was not far from our home. I remember you helping me get on a horse for my first horse ride. Those are only my memories, and I know that there are countless other souls out there who remember your kindness and generosity, as I do.
Lucille, Stephanie, and Melissa, our thoughts are with you during this time of profound loss.

Terry, Atlanta, and Sydney Beal Sep 1 2022 1:01 PM

Lucille, Stephanie, and Melissa,
Rose and I truly are sorry for your loss. I know your heart hurts and will for sometime and we understand the human side can’t help that, but we don’t weep as those with no hope.
Lucille, I think you understand how I felt about you and Floyd. Absolutely love to four wheel ride, stopping from time to time listening to Floyd tell a story or two , and maybe 3, lol
I pray peace and joy that passes all understanding be all of yours and also in days ahead.
Lucille, you truly are a great friend and we believe family and I love you Big Sister in Christ our Lord.

Bruce Smithson Aug 31 2022 9:59 PM