Services for Richard Collins, 78, of Brownwood will be at a later date under the direction of Brownwood Funeral Home.

He passed away Friday June 29, 2018 at Brownwood Nursing and Rehab.

He was born July 12, 1939 in Winthrop, Massachusetts to Edward Sr. and Charlotte Grover. He joined the United States Navy and served the country for many years.

Survivors include his life partner, Gail Smiley of Brownwood; nephew, Gerald Collins of Brownwood; sister-in-law, Nancy Collins; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of extended family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by both parents; a sister; and a twin brother, Edward Collins Jr.