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Celebrating the life of

John T. (Johnny) Collins

Passed away on April 18, 2024

John T. (Johnny) Collins

John T. (Johnny) Collins passed away peacefully on April 18, 2024.  He graduated from Benedictine Military School (BC) class of 1957 and received his BBA in Accounting from Georgia State College in 1969.   Johnny spent the majority of his working career in the Natural Gas Industry, retiring in 2004 from Atmos Energy Corp. after 33 years of service.  During his working years he was a member of many organizations, including the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve.  Johnny loved his family and never met a stranger. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Fleetwood Collins, and father, Walter A. (Buzz) Collins, and sister Judy Collins Daniels. 

He is survived by the love of his life, childhood sweetheart and wife of 58 years, Ann Marie Shea Collins, sons, Kevin (Nina), and Shawn, as well as twin grandchildren, Katie Shea and Patrick, brother-in-law, Jack Daniels, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church at 7020 Concord Road, Savannah, GA on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, beginning at 10:00 a.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m.  The burial will be in Greenwich Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances are requested for BC, 6502 Seawright Drive, Savannah, GA 31406, or St. Vincent’s Academy, 207 E. Liberty Street, Savannah, GA 31401. 



Sadness fills one’s heart ❤️ when someone leaves, but special memories of shared childhood days, bring joy. Johnny’s eyes sparkled with life and his wonderful smile would warm anyone’s heart. And of course his mischievousness ways gave a certain brightness to my childhood. Enjoy Heaven, Johnny, and I look forward to meeting you there one day…but hopefully in the distant future. Enjoyed sharing life with you.

- Harriette and Louie Waldhour , Savannah , Georgia

Anne Marie, we were saddened to learn of Johnny's passing. We will remember his neighborly wave and friendly manner..both given with a smile. Keeping you and your family in our prayers.

- Raymond & Sherry Georges, Savannah, GA

Ann Marie, So sorry to read of Johnny's death. Judy will welcome him at the Gates of Heaven. May he rest in peace.

- Burch & Marie Green Bryant, Savannah, Georgia

Deepest sympathy to the Collins family. Johnny used to work with my dad at Southern Nitrogen Company. Ann Marie,when I was growing up every Xmas night we went to your mom and dads at the end of the Xmas celebration..


Ann Marie, we were saddened by the news of Johnny’s death. His infectious smile and friendly personality brightened everyone’s day. Prayers for you and family on your great loss.

- Ron & Sheila Winders, Savannah, Ga

Dear Ann Marie, Shawn, Kevin, Nina, Katie and Patrick, Sending my deepest sympathy to all of you. Johnny/Dad/Grandfather was a special person, a great man and a good soul. He will be missed by a lot of people. His beautiful smile would light up the room when he walked in. It always made me feel happy, and he always made me laugh, even when he wasn’t trying. I love him, and his memory will be in my heart always. My love and prayers to all of you. Beverly (Eason) Lynch. Inman, South Carolina

- Beverly Lynch, Inman, SC

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel