Roy Darrell Collins

Roy Darrell Collins, 58, of Laramie, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.

He was born on October 4, 1960 in Cheyenne, WY to Donnely Darrell “Pete” and Peggy JoAnne (Hays) Collins.

Roy enjoyed the perks of working for UPS, enjoying his customers and being able to socialize with them. He had a love of boats, lots of boats and the Los Angeles Chargers, playing fantasy football with his family for many years. Roy is known to be a jack of all trades, doing and teaching his sons mechanical work, selling and swapping things, and woodworking. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Although he loved to do many things, he mostly loved his children, he was their number one supporter. He was a wonderful, father, grandfather, son and brother. He had a huge heart and would do anything for anyone. He also had a talent for making up his own song lyrics and singing them with his family. Roy enjoyed art; he saw the potential of true beauty that is often overlooked.

He will be missed by many.

He is preceded in death by his father, Darrell “Pete” Collins and his close friend, Mikey Snow.

He is survived by his mother, Peggy JoAnne Collins; his children, Alecia Suzanne Gallagher, Cassie Royann Morgan (Matthew), Brendan Darrell Collins, Desti Marie Collins, and Kyle Roy Collins; his grandchildren, Tayla Suzanne Collins, William “Buddy” Gallagher, and Vena Dee Morgan; his siblings, Mike Collins (Patty), Craig Collins (Michelle), Patt Collins (Donna), Steve Collins, Cathy Jo Leslie (Kevin), and Lori Ann Guffey (Troy); his uncle, Rick Hays; and his numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his life -long friend and soulmate, Carolyn Hurwitz; and his life-long friends, “Uncle” Todd Eads and Tim Jeramias.

Memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Roy D. Collins Memorial Fund c/o ANB Bank, 3908 Grand Ave. Laramie, WY 82070.

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Condolences (4)

  • Jim solt

    So sorry to hear about Roy, what a great guy. I knew him from the early days . Jim Solt

  • Jim & Ro Peak

    Carolyn, Desti, Kyle and the rest of the family, I was very saddened to learn of your loss. It is hard to imagine the emptiness when your partner/father passes away; he will always be with you in spirit. I always liked Roy; he was not just a parent of a student, but a person you could easily talk with anywhere you met. Find peace in knowing that others share in your loss. Our hearts go out to your family, and our prayers go out to you, that God sends comfort and strength.

  • Jennie Lawrence

    My sincere condolences to the entire family, especially Desti and Kyle. Hugs.

  • Tyler J King

    My condolences to the Collins family. Roy and I were very close friends in high school. As obituary said he loved to make up lyrics. He especially Liked Frank Zappa. I would go over almost every day and weekend to the garage attic. That was Roy's man's cave. I remember Mrs Collins always pulling the electrical plug because we were playing the music too loud. We used to play basketball with Steve and football in the street in front of his house. I also remember he had a Dodge charger that he let me borrow I took it out on the highway and he didn't have the black back window secured. I looked in the rearview mirror and saw the window go flying and shattering on the highway. When I got back to Roy's house he said where's my back window? I told him I didn't know there was a back window. Roy was a dear friend of mine.Rest in peace my friend. You are not suffering anymore. God bless Roy.

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