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Vining Funeral Home
Friday September 9th, 2022
6:00pm - 7:30pm

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Thatcher Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Saturday September 10th, 2022

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Concluding Services

Thatcher Cemetery
Saturday September 10th, 2022

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Larry Collins

Larry Dean Collins, of Thatcher, and a United States Army Veteran, entered into eternal life early Thursday morning, September 1, 2022, at his residence after a courageous fight against cancer. Larry was 72.

Larry was born March 19, 1950 in Knoxville, Tennessee to Lloyd Haun and Virginia Collins. He was raised in Maryville, Tennessee, graduating from Everett High School. He loved to play sports and enjoyed football most. After graduation from high school, Larry attended Tennessee Institute of Electronics.

His work history included working for the phone company as a field service technician and later for cable television. Larry served for 8 years in the United States Army, both teaching electronics and in electronic warfare, stationed in Augsburg, Germany. After leaving the military Larry worked as a diagnostic electrician for Kimberly Clark Corporation in Loudon, Tennessee and later for Freeport McMoran in Safford. 

Larry leaves behind: his wife, Amy; and five children; Lisa Marie Cahoon (Robert) of College Place, Washington, Allison Renae Blaskey (Robert) of Maricopa, Arizona, David Scott (Kelsey) of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Merit Laree Innes (Bryant) of Safford, and Jacob Ross (Meagan), currently of Prescott, Arizona. He also leaves 9 grandchildren, Nathan, Daniel, Sean, Elizabeth, Ember, Asher, Adaline, Adolin, and Andrew.

Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday, September 10, 2022, at 9:30 a.m., at the Thatcher Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Bishop Rhett Dodge of the Thatcher 1st ward. Concluding Services will follow at the Thatcher Cemetery. 

Family will receive friends Friday, September 9, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., at Vining Funeral Home's "Chapel of the Valley". 

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Amy, I’m so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. I wish I could be there to give you a big hug! We love you and your family greatly! Sending our love and prayers!

Wanda and Richard Thompson and Family Sep 9 2022 10:12 PM

Jim and I are so sorry to hear about your loss. We always loved you and Larry. Larry was truly a great man and friend. We love you Amy and family. We will keep you in our prayer’s.

Evelyn Mitchell Sep 9 2022 6:34 PM

Dear Amy and your Ferrin family. Sending my love and for blessings of comfort for each of you 💕

Anna Jane Jarvis Sep 9 2022 2:43 PM

So sorry to hear that Larry has passed on. Many good memories of fun times together, deepest condolences to Amy and the family.

Sherry and Keith Sep 8 2022 11:28 PM

So sorry to hear about Larry. What a great man! Our thoughts are with you

Heath Paterakis Sep 8 2022 8:38 AM

So sorry to hear about Larry. He used to work with us at Kimberly-Clark in Loudon for many years. Prayers for Amy and the family.

Stacie Cole Sep 8 2022 8:05 AM

I am proud to say that Larry Collins was my friend. Thank you Sir,for taking care of me and my crew, Love you man!

Al Hinojos Sep 7 2022 10:24 PM

Amy, sorry to hear this news. Sheila and I were talking last night after we read the post about some of the times we spent together with your family while you were here in Tennessee. He has started the next part in his journey home. He will be missed. We will keep you and your family in our prayers

Tim and Sheila Webb Sep 7 2022 3:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Larry Collins

Dan Patterson Sep 7 2022 9:56 AM

My heart goes out to Amy and her children and grandchildren. I hope you feel all the love that surrounds you.

Terri Moore Sep 6 2022 8:46 PM

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