Services for Edgar "Bud" Collins, 87, of Exeter, were held on Sept. 8 at Hamilton District Cemetery. He died on Aug. 31 in Visalia.
Collins was born in Exeter on Sept. 2, 1916 and passed from this life on Tuesday, Aug. 31 in Visalia. He married the former Opal Crevesto. In their earlier years he and Opal made wooden boxes for fruit packing houses. They traveled all over the state making fruit boxes for oranges, pears and plums. He loved to have family get togethers the old traditional way, where his wife would cook for all the relatives that would come to their home. He really enjoyed these family times together with traditional games. Bud enjoyed the family pets, his affectionate cat, Stinky and teaching tricks to his dog, Prince. He enjoyed both of his pets very much. He was fond of all little animals. He loved mechanic work. He was employed by FMC in Lindsay doing metal fabrication and general machinery assembly and modification on machines. Everything that was needed he could do. Bud loved hunting when he was able. He loved to go fishing in his boat he had at the lake. He liked fishing in deep seas or fresh water. Before he had his stroke Bud would ride around town on his bicycle. After his health problems he watched sports programs on TV.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Opal; daughter, Eyvonne and son, George.
He is survived by three grandsons; Doyle and Deryl Metheny of Exeter, Robert William Collins of Idaho; three granddaughters, Lisa of Paso Robles, Christie of Visalia, and Sheryl; great-grandchildren, Katie and Bradley of Paso Robles, Autumn and Joseph of Visalia.
Arrangements were under the direction of Evans-Miller Exeter Chapel.