Christopher Lee Collins, 35, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., returned to his heavenly home on September 26, 2018. Chris was born January 20, 1983, son of Dennis and Robin Collins (Hibler) in Saint Joseph, Mo.
Chris was raised in Cameron, Mo. He graduated high school in 2001. Leaving high school, he began buying homes and flipping them. Chris moved to Excelsior Springs in 2007. On November 5, 2010 Chris married Krystal Land.
He was a gifted musician and singer. He was in the bands Beyond the Fall and Mascara Satellites. He loved carpentry and created beautiful cabinetry for a living since he was 14 years old with his father. He thought of his father as his best friend.
Chris was an amazing man with many talents. He knew how to custom build anything you ever wanted. He was excited to build you anything you wanted. He loved to sing and play guitar for his friends, family and concerts. He also loved playing his guitar and singing to his beautiful daughter, Allie. She would sing with him. He played football with his oldest son, Evin. Spending time with his youngest son, Hunter, in his cabinet shop building things together. He also enjoyed having movie night with his wife, hunting with his father, lunch dates with his mother, and many nights singing with his best friend, Pat McGuire. Chris was a big time believer in Jesus Christ. He would talk to anyone about his faith for hours with a smile. He and his family are members of Crescent Lake Christian Center.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Joseph M. Hibler II, Hamilton Mo.; father-in-law, Roger Land, Dallas,Texas; grandfather-in-law, Roy Land Dallas,Texas; grandfather-in-law, Bill Overfield, Corpus Christi, Texas; and grandparents-in-law, George and Bettie Waldroup, Excelsior Springs, Mo.
Survivors include his wife, Krystal Collins (Land), Excelsior Springs, Mo.; two sons, Evin Collins, 12, and Hunter Collins, 4; one beautiful daughter, Allie Collins, 7; his parents, Dennis and Robin Collins, Excelsior Springs, Mo.; in-laws, Greg and Shannon Eads, Lathrop, Mo.; siblings, Adam Collins (Jennie) and April Ishmael (David); brother-in-laws, Stephen Overfield, Excelsior Springs, Mo., Jake Snow, Liberty, Mo., and Matthew Snow, Lathrop, Mo.; grandparents, Pat Hibler, Cameron, Mo.; Robert and Lois Collins, Cameron, Mo.; grandparent-in-laws, Mark and Peggy Nelson, Sulfur Springs, Texas; grandmother-in-law, Bonita Overfield, Corpus Christi, Texas; eight nephews and one beautiful niece; many aunts and uncles and cousins; and best friend, Pat McGuire.
Memorial service is at Crescent Lake Christian Center, 1250 Saint Louis Ave., Excelsior Springs, MO 64024 at 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, 2018, with Pastor Mike. Dinner with family will be at 5 p.m. A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, October, 2018 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Excelsior Springs, MO.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.
Our Sincere Condolences
No words can describe how loved someone is alive, and in death. RIP Chris, I know you will be living in Krystal, Evin’s, Allie’s, and Hunter’s heart. May the Angels heal everyone’s broken hearts .. God bless…
Robin we spoke at the Italian restaurant in Excelsior Springs last Sunday. I knew your heart was broken. Your Christopher must’ve been quite a man. We spoke a little about the hope of the resurrection which is a Christian secret weapon. I pray that God will send the comforter, The Holy Spirit to comfort you and your family. Agape.
Our sincere condolences are extended to Krystal, Robin and Dennis and family. We share in your sadness at Chris’s passing, but also in your comfort, knowing that Chris is present now with his Lord, and forever eternally secure in Him. May this knowledge keep you in perfect peace today and forever more. Together with Krystal, Chris gave the precious gift of life to his three beloved children, and an unbreakable bond and legacy of love to everyone in his family, for which he will always be remembered. You all are in our thoughts and prayers today and always.
Craig & Mary Lynn Eastman