Larry Dean Collins

1962 - 2023

Larry Dean Collins (Pooh Bear), 60, of Lexington NC, passed away Monday May 1, 2023, at the Hinkle Hospice House after a brief battle with cancer.
Born May 6, 1962, in Iaeger, WV, he was the son of the late James and Phyllis Rowe Collins.
In his school years he played football and had many wild stories with his brothers and friends. Larry was a jack of all trades but spent most of his working years in construction.
He was a loved father and grandfather who enjoyed loud music, cracking jokes, going to NASCAR races and living his life to the fullest. He kept everyone he encountered laughing and never met a stranger.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his eldest brother James Harvey Collins Jr. and granddaughter Gracelynn Ryan Cornette.
Those left to cherish his memory are his brother, Franklin Collins; 5 children: Stacie Powell, Justin Collins, Jessica Whitaker, Katlyn Hagerman, Austin Collins, their families and a host of other family members and close friends.
His children will be fulfilling his wishes of being scattered in the places he loved the most, the beach and the hollers of West Virginia.
A celebration of life will be scheduled for a later date.


12 tributes for Larry Dean Collins

  1. Paul E. and Delores J. Vance

    You will be missed our friend. We had some great times together. Going to concerts and camping. We will always love and miss you. Fly High

  2. Sara Bailey

    I sure will miss you Pooh Bear! You were a part of my life my whole life. I’ll never forget all the cherished memories I have from when I was a kid, you were always doing fun things with us and making us laugh. This hurts my heart and I’ll always remember you!


  3. Brian Collins

    Gone way too soon, love you my cousin,

    Brian Collins and Family

  4. Bobbie (Finley) Heilig

    Pooh Bear, you were such a great friend to my family. You always had a smile on your face, a funny story, and a kind heart! You will be missed.

  5. Kim Collins

    I’ll miss you Pooh Bear, loved ya like a brother. I’ll never forget how caring you were when we needed you most, such a big heart. Praying you are at peace

  6. Blake R Gregory

    My deepest sympathies to you All. Larry was a good guy.

  7. Teresa Collins

    Cousin, you will be missed. Love you.

  8. Ivan Crigger

    Pooh I’m glad I got to see and talk to you before all this started but most of all I’m glad I got to hug you and hear you say I love you Red Man.. Fly High My Brother….

  9. Aleta Coleman

    My Cuz, Larry, was a caring guy who had a huge heart and he loved his family. His quick wit could make anyone crack up laughing with some of the funny things he would say. May God be with Larry’s children, his brother, Franklin, and all other family and friends. I will always love & miss you!

    Aleta Coleman

  10. Selena Cline Bailey

    He will surely be missed by his friends, always able to make people laugh with his great sense of humor. So sorry for his families loss. Me and Big Jack loved him. He was a dear friend. Rest in peace my friend.Selena Bailey

  11. Carol Delp

    You will be miss my friend.

  12. Robin Blankenship

    Larry you have always been a part of my life even when we had periods of not seeing or talking as cousins do sometimes. I love you and will miss you very much.


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