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Sammie Collins

March 28, 1949 ~ February 8, 2020 (age 70)

Obituary

Sammie Oneal Collins was born March 28, 1949 to Giles and Rebecca Collins, he was number 11 of 14 their children. Sammie grew up in Houston, Texas. Sammie joined Pleasant Green Baptist Church at an early age. At the age of 19, he was drafted into the United States Army. During his time in the Army, he served one year in Vietnam and was then transferred back to Oklahoma. While in Oklahoma, he met and married Beverly Ann Pittman on September 22, 1971. Some of his awards while serving in the US Army include The Bronze Star, The Army Air Medal, The Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Drill Sergeant Badge.

As a retiree Sammie volunteered for several organizations where he received the Presidents Volunteer Award and the Volunteer of the year for Lawton Outpatient Clinic. Sammie was a volunteer driver for disabled American Veterans with over 150,000 miles. Sammie was a sincere, dedicated, and caring person who put others first by helping people in need as an individual and through his church. While residing in Lawton, Sammie joined Northside Baptist Church where he was a faithful member until his death.

Sammie was preceded in death by his loving wife Beverly, his parents Giles & Rebecca Collins, 5 siblings, one brother, Gyles Collins, and 4 sisters Rebecca Green, Mildred Wanza, Corean Banks and Julia Lewis.

He leaves to cherish his memories, 8 siblings, Lillian Prather, Leola Mitchell, Hubert Collins, Eddie Collins (Mary), Willie Collins (Brenda), Betty Jackson, Winnie Waller and Debra Love, a daughter, Eugenia Sanders, one son Karanga Oliver, 6 grandchildren, Tiara Pittman, Beverly Lowe, Octavia Lowe, Natalie Lowe, Phillip Lowe, Kierra Reed, 13 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

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Services

Viewing
Friday
February 14, 2020

9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Whinery-Huddleston
6210 NW Cache Road
Lawton, OK 73505

Visitation
Friday
February 14, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Whinery-Huddleston
6210 NW Cache Road
Lawton, OK 73505

Funeral Service
Saturday
February 15, 2020

11:00 AM
Northside Southern Baptist
1715 NW Taylor Ave
Lawton, OK 73505

Graveside Service
Monday
February 17, 2020

9:00 AM
Ft. Sill National Cemetery
2468 Jake Dunn Rd.
Elgin, OK 73538

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