Daniel William "Gator" Collins, 70, resident of 4996 Hwy. 71 Abbeville, formerly of Brevard, NC, husband of Kathryn Cleveland Collins, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 at Petra Health Care Center in McCormick, SC.
Born in Transylvania, Co. NC, he was a son of the late Pinkney Monroe Collins and Delia Gibson Collins.
Gator was a retired construction maintenance engineer. He was also an avid fisherman and especially fond of spending quality time with his family.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 44 years, Kathryn Cleveland Collins of the home; 1 daughter, Della Marie Riddle and her husband, William, of the home; 3 sons, Daniel William Collins II and his wife, Michelle, of Donalds, SC, Carrol Collins and his wife, Nicole, of Greer, SC and William "Will" Collins and his wife, Kascie, of Abbeville, SC; 2 brothers, James Collins and John Collins both of Brevard, NC; 3 grandchildren.