ROGERSVILLE — Robert “A.V.” Collins, age 83, of Rogersville, passed away, Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Ballad Health’s Hawkins Co. Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

He was of the Baptist faith and was known for singing “Take Time Out For Jesus” everywhere he went.

A.V. was preceded in death by his wife, Virgie Herron Collins; parents, Pat and Mindy Sexton Collins; step-daughter, Zella Wallace; niece, Frankie Rogers; and a number of sisters and brothers.

Survivors include his nieces, Peggy S. Pearson and husband, Gary, Christina Boggs and husband, Joe; step-sons, Johnny Ferrell and Danny Ferrell; and great-niece, Megan Rogers, all of Rogersville.

A private service will be held at a later date.

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Broome Funeral Home, of Rogersville, is honored to serve the Collins family.