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Tom Collins has died

The words In Memory written in vintage letterpress type

Thomas “Tom” Collins, the husband of State Representative Terri Collins (R-Decatur) has died. He was a longtime volunteer church worship leader and youth lay leader. He was 63 years old.

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey: “I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Tom Collins, the husband of Representative Terri Collins. He proudly supported her work on behalf of the people of Morgan County and was often seen in and around the State House lovingly at her side. My thoughts and prayers will be with her, their three children and two grandchildren. May the Lord provide peace and comfort to them in the difficult days to come.”

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose) said on social media, “I ask that you join our family in praying for Representative Terri Collins and her family. Terri’s husband, Tom, passed away unexpectedly. May we surround the Collins family in our prayers and our love.”

State Rep. Proncey Robertson (R-Mount Hope) said, “I’m so shocked & sadden to learn of the loss of Tom Collins. He will be sorely missed by many. Please join us in prayer for Rep. Terri Collins and their family during this very difficult time.

State Rep. Shane Stringer (R-Mobile) said, “Join me in praying for my co worker Representive Terri Collins and her family. Terri’s husband Tom passed away unexpected today. I was blessed to know Tom, even for a short time. He was a great man!”

Tom and Terri Collins moved to Decatur in 1982 and raised their three children there.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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