MOUNT AIRY — Mr. Roy Dale Collins, 68, of Mount Airy, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at his home. He was born in Surry County on Oct. 30, 1944, to the late Jesse Willard Collins and Lillie Gray Boyd Collins Jones. Mr. Collins was retired from the VA Hospital in Tampa, Fla. He served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam conflict. He is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Jesse Roy Dale Collins II and Nevada of Fort Detrick, Md., and Christopher Chad Collins of Tampa, Fla.; six grandchildren, Kalya Hawks and Shane Edwards, both of Mount Airy, Jesse Collins and Isabella Collins, both of Maryland, Hailey Nicole Collins of Mount Airy and Skyler Daniels of Robbinsville; a sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Ronald Beamer of Mount Airy; and three brothers and sisters-in-law, Duke Collins, Roger and Jane Collins and David and Ronda Collins, all of Mount Airy. In addition to his parents, Mr. Collins was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Jane Williams Collins. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Skyline Memory Gardens at a later date. The family will receive friends Sunday from noon until time of the service at Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy. The family would like to thank Don and Verona Wright and Tracy Collins, also Wendy, Tabitha, and all the staff of Mountain Valley Hospice for their love and care given to their father during his illness. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 401 Technology Lane, Suite 200, Mount Airy, NC 27030. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.