Charlie Collins’ Son Dies

Charles William “Billy” Collins, 33, died Tuesday (April 2) at his home in Nashville. He was the son of Charlie Collins, guitarist in the Grand Ole Opry’s Opry Square Dance Band and a longtime member of Roy Acuff’s Smoky Mountain Boys. Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Friday (April 5) at Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home in Nashville. Collins is survived by his wife, Joanna Collins; daughter, Lauren Rose Collins; parents, Mary Agnes and Charlie Collins; and sisters, Teresa Sweeney and Lorili Parker. 04/04/02