Ronald Lee (


Ronald Lee ("Ronnie") Collins, age 75 of Rawcel Heights, Morehead, passed away Thursday evening, January 10, 2019 at St. Claire Healthcare in Morehead.
He was born in Ashland, Kentucky on June 28, 1943, to the late LeRoy and Stella Perry Collins.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Derrick Lee, who passed away on December 15, 2016, one brother, Ova and one sister, Pauline.
Ronnie is survived by his high school sweetheart, Carolyn Caudill Collins, whom he married on July 27, 1962. Also surviving is one daughter, Greta Lynn and youngest son, Christopher Allen and his wife, Sarah, his daughter-in-law, Lisa Kiser Collins, eight grandchildren, Jason, Lindsey, Jessica, Leah, Alisha, Amanda, Clara and Curtis, one step-grandchild, Lathan and one great-grandchild, Rylan.
Ronnie was well known for establishing the first flea market in Morehead at the old drive in theater. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Kentucky Corp of Long Rifleman. He was a truck driver for Spring Grove Dairy and a bus driver for the Rowan County School System. Ronnie was a talented woodworker and in later years became an accomplished coloring book artist.
Ronnie was a family man who was loved by everyone and will be dearly missed.
Celebration of life services were conducted at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in the chapel of the Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Morehead with Brother Herbert D. Lewis and Dr. Michael Spurlock officiating.
Burial was in the Caudill Cemetery at Sharkey.
Visitation was from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Monday.
Family and friends served as pallbearers.
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