Donald E. Collins lost his battle with cancer at home with his family by his side on May 22, 2022.
Don was born on September 15, 1952, in Lyons Ga. He graduated high school as an All-American in both baseball and basketball. He chose to attend South Ga. College and then went on to play MLB as starting " lefty " pitcher with The Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians. After retiring from baseball, he became a successful business entrepreneur. He is best known for The Barber Shop of Newnan. The shop was his happy place. He loved to just hang out and chat with all the clients and be around all the employees that he felt were family.
Those left behind to cherish his memories include his wife Sheila Freeman Collins; stepdaughters, Heather Freeman and Jenny Meiller; grandchildren, Gage Meiller, Dalton VanEgmond, Joie VanEgmond, Abigail and Jayden Villarce, and his "little buddy", Jonathan Freeman; great-grandson, Lucas Villarce; all of Sharpsburg, Ga; his sister, Rebecca Rollins; brother-in-law, Tommy Rollins; and his niece, Betsy Rollins of Lyons, Ga.
Don's wishes were to be laid to rest in the family cemetery plot in Senoia, Ga. The family is planning a Celebration of life at a later date.
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