Hubert Glenn Collins
Died: Dec 22, 2017
Hubert Glenn Collins

On December 22, 2017 or sweet grandpa “gramps”, Hubert Glenn Collins, left this world in the most serene manner from nothing more than old age. Born on July 30, 1926 in North Carolina with a gypsy soul and a mechanical mind Hubert was a lover and a drinker in his younger years.  Hubert quit school at a primitive age to work in the tobacco fields of North Carolina.  In 1945 Hubert joined the US Army during WW2 serving in the C Company in the 67th medium tank battalion.  After being honerably discharged from Camp Hood in 1952 as a Sergeant, Hubert worked in various mechanical shops until he was in his 80’s when he decided to stick to tinkering around his house on whatever he could get his hands on.  Even in these last few months Hubert was found ‘working’ on his hospital bed from the ground level and loving every second of it!  Hubert was married four times, had endless stores to tell of his life’s adventures (moonshine was his favorite topic) and found beauty in most all of the ladies that crossed his path.  Above all else, Hubert’s greatest joys in life were in his grandchildren.  Many doting recollections can be told of gramps lovingly at the service of his grandchildren no matter what the need.

Hubert was preceeded in death by one daughter, Doris Lee and two step-daughters, Billye Jean Crum (Ralph) and Merle Elaine James (Jesse).  He is survived by his son, Glenn Collins (Patricia), daughter June Hodges (Wallace), Sister Doris Herring, step-daughter Ollie Jo Jacobons, Grandchildren Hub Collins (Crystal), Hartley Barrett (Dustin), Shannon Hodges (Virginia), Lisa Hodges, Matt Hodges (Brenda), 11 great-grand children, one great-great grand child.  Hubert’s quick witt, dry humor and unwavoring adoration has left a hole in our hearts only to be filled again upon our reunion one fine day.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Live Oak Cemetery in Youngsport, Texas at 11:00 AM. Immediatley following the service a celebratory lunch will be held.

Rosa L Hernandez
December 29th, 2017 7:14 am
Dear Glenn and Pat: It was such a pleasure to meet you and Mr. Collins. He was a such a joy. May you be uplifted with the blessings and memories he bestowed upon you. With fond memories, Rosie
Patricia Bearden Bridges
December 26th, 2017 11:31 am
Glen, June and Family My mom Jo told me about Hubert’s passing, I am so very sorry but am so happy to read he enjoyed life to the end. I remember meeting him when I first came home, such a sweet man.. he was joyful. I have only 4 or so photos from my earliest years. One was on Hubert’s knee. My condolences to all, Patsy
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