Robert “Butch” Collins

Published 10:43 am Monday, January 14, 2019


Robert “Butch” Collins, 71, of Bridge City, passed away on January 12, 2019, in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 17, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be Reverend Steven Leger. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.

Born in Port Arthur, Texas, on October 24, 1947, he was the son of I.C. Collins, Jr. and Joy Williams Collins. Robert retired from Texaco in 2000, going on to own The Silver Fox in Bridge City a year later. He loved fishing and talking about the weather. Robert held his family close to his heart, adoring his grandchildren and great-grandchildren dearly. He will be missed greatly by all those who had the chance to know and love him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, I.C. and Joy Collins; and grandmother, Ada Williams.

He is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie Collins; children, Laurie Revis of Lake Charles, and Chad Collins and wife Cristie of Vinton; grandchildren, Britni Martin, Tristen Revis and fiancé Lexi Lybarger, Garritt Collins and wife Leslie, Hannah Abshire, and Colton Collins; great-grandchildren, Brandon Martin, Brynlee Martin, and Jaxon Collins; and sister, Jean Ann Hollier and husband Jodie of Port Neches.

Serving as pallbearers will be Garritt Collins, Tristen Revis, Jodie Hollier, Kirk Roccaforte, Mickey Bronus, Mickey Coburn, Mark Hatton, and Mike Hatton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children at