Anthony “Tony” Ray Collins, age 65, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 29, 2022. He was born on June 17, 1957, to Calvin and Sandra Faye (Bell) Collins in Toledo, Ohio.
Anthony graduated from Maumee Valley Country Day, Texas A & M University, and Sergeant Majors Academy. He served 14 years of Active Duty, 9 years of Army Reserve for 23 years of Honorable Service and retired as a Command Sergeant Major in 2013 from the United States Army.
Some of his favorite pastimes included attending various concerts, traveling across the world, and attending every sporting event he could. Anthony was a die-hard Ohio State University fan. He was known for his articulate verbiage, quick wit, his infectious smile, and his compassionate spirit for life. He had a huge personality and shared it with everyone around him. Above everything his family was his pride and joy, never letting them forget how proud of them he was.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Rebecca Collins; his children, Jennifer (Ricardo) Rodriguez, Julia Collins, and Anthony Collins Jr.; his grandchildren, Aaron, Kennidee, and Cameron; stepson, Robert Leal; brother, Timothy Collins; several cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by parents, Calvin and Sandra Faye Collins, and sister, Tamra Collins.
Please join us on Sunday, September 18th from 3-6 pm at The Blarney Event Center (601 Monroe St.) for a Celebration of Life before we head to Texas for his services.
Services will take place on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at Sunset Funeral Home- 1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you share your memories about our father with us. We will also welcome anything to read/take to his service for those who are not able to make it.