Winthrop B. Collins, Jr.

  • Born: August 4, 1931
  • Died: December 15, 2012
  • Location: Tampa, Florida

Blount & Curry Funeral Homes Carrollwood Chapel

3207 W. Bearss Avenue
Tampa, FL 33618
Tel. (813) 968-2231

Tribute & Message From The Family

Collins, Winthrop B.. "Bud"81,, of Lutz, passed away on December 15, 2012 at the Veterans Hospital in Tampa. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, he graduated from Bryant College and served in the Army during the Korean War as a P.T. boat driver. He also worked for SCM and moved to Syracuse, New York to open his own office machine sales and service business. Bud was active in the Lions Club serving as president, and a member of Bachelors and Belles serving on their board of directors. Also enjoyed dancing, stamping and watching the sun set at the beach. Survivors include his three children and five grandchildren .Graveside services with military honors will take place Wednesday, January 9,2013 , 11:30AM, at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Lions Club. Online condolences may be sent to www.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sorry to hear of Bud's passing thinking of you all....

Posted by Jeremy Purple - Rome, NY - former employee   January 25, 2013

Bud Collins was just a neat, regular guy.
I got to know him during our senior work-
outs at the New Tampa YMCA. Most striking
was has creative art work with greeting
cards. I received several cards, all hand
crafted and not computer generated. So now
a prayer for Bud and family. Roger Menke

Posted by Roger Menke - tampa, FL - friend in YMCA workouts   January 19, 2013

Bud was a wonderful man. He loved life and laughter. He was a good dancer and a loyal friend. He will be missed by all who knew him. Sincerely, Betty Nutting

Posted by Betty Nutting - Tampa, FL - Friend   January 07, 2013

I wish to extend to you and to members of your family my deepest sympathy on your loss. May the Lord's loving promises comfort you and give you strength as you walk through this difficult time. On behalf of a grateful nation and an expression of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service rendered by your loved one.

If you wish for a personalized memorial sympathy card mailed to you with history of playing of taps, 21 gun salutes, meaning of each fold of the flag as a keepsake, please send your request to:

Chaplain Richard Reuer
Honoring Those Who Served Ministry
1206 6th St SW
Minot, ND 58701

Or click on CONTACT ME to email a mailing address for which card be mailed to.

This service is a free to all veteran families. I wish to thank you for your serving from one veteran to another Thanks!

Posted by Chaplain Richard Reuer - Minot, ND   January 06, 2013