Robert "Bob" Collins Jr. '66 July 12, 2023 1:46 PM updated: July 12, 2023 1:52 PM
Robert E. "Bob" Collins, Jr.
June 2, 1944 - June 17, 2023
Robert E. “Biker Bob” Collins, Jr., 79, of Port Neches, Texas passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2023, at HCA Hospital in Kingwood, Texas.
Bobby was born on June 2, 1944, in Port Arthur, Texas to Cecille Anne Doggett Collins and Robert E. Collins, Sr. He graduated from Port Neches Groves High School in 1962 and later graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station. Bobby was also a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Port Neches, the NRA, AMA, Beaumont Aggie Club, Ironbutt Motorcycle Club Association, and the South California Motorcycle Association and the Motorcycle Tourer’s Association.
Survivors include his wife of fifty-eight years, Dorothy Jean “Dot” Collins of Port Neches; his daughter, Tracy and her husband Randy; sisters, Judy Vaughn and her husband Andy of Georgetown, Texas and Janice Buckley and her husband Ron of San Antonio, Texas; granddaughters, Taylor and Reese.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Cecille Collins.
A gathering of Family and Friends will take place from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2023, at Melancon Funeral Home in Nederland. A Funeral Service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2023, at Melancon Funeral Home with burial to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches.
In Lieu of flowers "Memorial Contributions" can be made to any Veteran Charities such as the following Organizations: Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Homes For Our Troops, Operation First Response, Disabled Veterans National Foundation, Soldiers' Angels, Military Warriors Support Foundation, the Wounded Warrior Project or the Gary Sinise Foundation.