He was born June 27, 1925 in Logansport, Louisiana, to Woodson Wade and Margaret Rivers Collins.
Lamar was a retired Western Auto owner with more that thirty-seven years in the business. He was a member of First English Lutheran Church, a Shriner, and a 33 ̊ Scottish Rite Mason. He was a member of the Al Amin Shrine Fire Patrol, the Victoria Masonic Lodge #40, the Victoria Shrine Club, Victoria Scottish Rite Club and a charter member of Al Amin Shrine Temple in Corpus Christi.
Lamar is survived by his wife and soulmate, Christine, after more than 46 years of marriage. He is also survived by his sons, Jason Lamar Collins (Lori) of Goliad, Mark Charles Collins (Donna) of Robinson, Richard Taylor Collins (Elsa) of Denton; and twin daughters, Gwynn Boehm of Victoria and Lynn White (Wade) of Corpus Christi. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Sherry Loesch, Shelly Price Delgado, Gina Collins, Joseph Boehm and Conner Reid Collins; step-grandchildren, Ashley McGill and Tyson Collins and also great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Keith Collins; brother, Cecil Collins; and sister, Marjorie Roberts.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Rosewood Funeral Chapels. Funeral services will be at First English Lutheran Church at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21 with Rev. Jim Pearson officiating.
Interment with Masonic graveside services will be at Glendale Cemetery in Goliad at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 6977 Main St., Houston, TX 77030; First English Lutheran Church, 516 N. Main, Victoria, TX 77901; or Hospice of South Texas, 605 E. Locust, Victoria, TX 77901.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.