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Dillard Howard Collins
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Dillard (Digger) Howard Collins, of Mangum, Oklahoma left this physical walk of life to pass into a spiritual eternity on January 19, 2018.
Dillard was born in Pocola, Oklahoma on January 31,1935 to Henry and Hattie (Hendrix) Collins. Dillard grew up around Stigler and Lequire, Oklahoma. He left home at a very early age to work in the cotton harvest around Granite, Oklahoma. Later he moved to California to work in the irrigation of the fruit and vegetable farms. It wasn't until he tried working in the oil patch of New Mexico, that he found what would become his chosen career. Dillard was a strong man and loved working with the iron that was so much a part of the oil patch. After a lot of experience in the patch, Dillard formed his own roustabout business in Borger, Texas. In 1979 Dillard moved to Granite, Oklahoma where he purchased oil wells north of town to make a successful production company called, Dilco Oil. Dillard was a very special person with many different abilities such as a mechanical and electrical knowledge. Dillard could work on many household problems, if you could convenience him to do so. (Honey-Do jobs were not his favorite)
Dillard is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Hattie Collins, his older brother, Willard Collins, his son, Dillard Collins Junior, and his children’s mother, Donnie Huddleston.
Dillard is survived by his wife, Sally Collins of the home, his two daughters, Billie Boyles of Mangum, Ann and husband, Rocky Williams of Little Rock, Arkansas. One sister, Doris and husband James Ridenour of Mangum, Oklahoma. Four grandchildren, Scott Williams of Ponder, Texas, Amber Grimes of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Christy Lamberson and Gabriel Boyles of Amarillo, Texas. Four Great Grandchildren, a niece, nephews and many relatives and friends.
Services will be held, 2:00pm, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at the Abundant Life Baptist Church in Mangum. Internment will follow 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 24 at Macedonia Cemetery in Pocola, Oklahoma.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Greer Funeral Home, Mangum, Oklahoma.

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Visitation

Monday

22

Jan

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Greer Funeral Home

235 South Pennsylvania
Mangum, OK 73554

Funeral Service

Tuesday

23

Jan

2:00 PM
Abundant Life Baptist Church

22257 OK-34
Magnum, OK 73554

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