Francis and his wife Alma were married December 10, 1953, in Poplar Buff Missouri. Francis retired from McDonald Douglas after 41 years of dedicated service.
He was a Member of Joachim Masonic Lodge #164, Hillsboro Missouri and a veteran of the United States Air force.
Francis is survived by,
Wife-Alma J. Collins (nee Morgan) of De Soto Missouri
Son-Virgil Steve (Dora) Collins of Sarcy Arkansas
Son-Larry (Barbara) Collins of Kansas City Missouri
Son-De Wayne (Linda) Collins
Son-Jeffrey Collins of Fisk Missouri
Son-Patrick (Shelly) Collins of Fenton Missouri
Son-Jason Collins of De Soto Missouri
Daughter-Geralin Colllins of De Soto Missouri
Sister-Marlene Halcomb of Noble Arkansas
Also survived by 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren
Preceded in death by,
Mother-Isabelle Collins (nee Ashcraft)