William Buddy Collins

William Buddy Collins
William Buddy Collins

William Buddy Collins, age 78, of Amarillo passed away April 16, 2021. Buddy was born in Carlisle, PA on 09/19/42 to Allen J and Kathleen Collins. His family later moved to San Antonio where Buddy graduated high school. He entered the US Army following graduation and upon his return from the service, he attended Texas Lutheran College in Seguin and then Texas A & M to receive his Masters. Buddy taught, coached and was an administrator in several Texas school districts including San Antonio, Seguin, Midland, Ingram, and Claude. He retired from the education profession while at Claude ISD as the principal of the high school and middle school in June 2004.

Buddy’s love of education and his students was a priority. He truly enjoyed walking the halls, monitoring the parking lot, attending sporting events, and meeting with students in his office (not always a good thing). ln his spare time, Buddy enjoyed reading, playing golf, woodworking and walking.

Buddy is preceded in death by his parents, a brother Richard Collins, and his walking buddy, “Aggie.” He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Shell Collins, son, Chase Collins, brother, Allen (Lila) Collins, step-children, Lisa Hohertz, Bass Hohertz, nieces, Randa Collins, Lana Herrera, and nephew, Scott Collins.

A memorial service is planned at a later date. The family request donations be made to a charity of choice.

7 Replies to “William Buddy Collins”

  1. To a great man who I had the honor to work with in Claude. We played many rounds of golf at Ross Rogers. Rest in Peace my friend!🙏

  2. Sending my condolences. I’m so sorry to hear this sad news! I will be praying for you and your family! Sending all my love to you c-shell. If you ever need anything give me a call! He had my two beautiful blonde babies waiting at the gates to meet and great him. Listen to the song “dancing in the sky by Dani & Lizzy”

  3. Thinking of you and Chase. Buddy was quite a character. Being married for 42 years must have left a lot of good memories, especially to be asked to get married again. You are in my heart.

  4. Shell I am so sorry for you loss. Rest assured that he is with God and Family and enjoying peace.

    Ron Faldik

  5. Shell,
    I am so sorry to hear of your passing. May God be with you & family during this difficult time. Thinking & praying for you.
    love, Gloria

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