Ted is survived by his wife of 17 years, Barbara Chapman Collins; his son, John Mark Collins and his wife Kendra Collins and a grandchild, Madison Rose Collins; son, Brian Collins; daughter, Stephanie Collins; stepson, Allen Chapman and his wife Debra Collins and grandchildren, Jamie Chapman and Ashley Chapman; stepson, Matthew Chapman and partner Cristina Martelli. Ted is also survived by his loving brothers and sisters, Louin Collins and wife Rosie Collins, Kenneth Collins and wife Nancy Collins, Aldarea King and husband David King; Noel Collins and wife Margaret Collins, Annette Satterfield and husband Charles Satterfield, Melvin Collins and wife Candice Collins and Steve Collins and wife Chris Collins.
Funeral service was held Sunday, March 23, at 4:00 pm at Old Liberty Baptist Church in Blairsville, GA, with Dr. Simeon Martin, Rev. Mack Hutson and Rev. John Mark Collins officiating. Burial was in Old Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. North Georgia Honor Guard performed military graveside rites. The family received friends Saturday, March 22, from 5:00-7:00 pm at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.
Bryant-Grant Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.