Travis Collins

Hamilton County

Travis James Collins "Junior/Slap Rock", 48, of Chattanooga, was called to his heavenly home on Monday, April 29, 2013 in a local hospital. He was born to Eugene and Elsie Collins. He was a 1982 graduate of Riverside High School. Travis accepted Christ at an early age with Greater Faith Temple Missionary Baptist Church. He worked with Erlanger Medical Center for 22 years. He was presently employed by the City of Chattanooga Parks and Recreation Department as well as Diamond Contracting.He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Elsie Collins; sister, Gwendolyn Collins; grandparents, George, Sr. and Mary Franklin; nephew, Montrail Collins; cousin, Ronnie Franklin, Jr.Survivors include his daughter, Marketta Janay Collins; sons, Martez James and JaMichael Dewayne Collins; wife, Cathy Collins; stepsons, Thomas Jackson and Corey Young; sisters, Barbara Yvonne, Wanda Jean, Shirley Estelle Collins, and Carmen (Anthony) Sales all of Chattanooga; brother/cousin, Charles Franklin Hinton, of Corpus Christi, Texas; god-sisters, Maria Johnson, of Knoxville and Brenda Cantrell, of Chattanooga; uncle, William (Phyliss) Franklin, of Chattanooga; aunts, Elnora (Oliver) Davis, of Seattle, Wash., Louise Franklin, Doris Boozer both of Chattanooga, Rosa Marie Ellison, Joanne Strozier, Annette Franklin all of Atlanta, Ga., and Betty Grimmett, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; devoted nephews, Marcus, Marco Collins, and Allen Shropshire; a devoted cousin, Patricia Franklin all of Chattanooga; a host of nieces; nephews; cousins; other relatives and friends. The body will lie-in-state today after 12:30 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the chapel with Minister Vincent Boozer as the eulogist. Burial: Highland Memorial Gardens.

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