Larry Collins Obituary

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Larry Collins

July 17, 1956 - March 16, 2011
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On Wednesday, March 16th, Larry Collins lost his battle with ALS. He was born at Emory hospital on July 17, 1954. Larry had a distinct and captivating personality that was never more evident than when Larry was behind the counter at Sig Samuels dry cleaners. His father, Tom, took over Sig Samuels in the sixties. Larry and two of his brothers, Tom and Mike, worked along side their father until taking over for him in the early 90's. For 35 years he was the face and voice of a dry cleaner which became an institution in Midtown Atlanta. Larry's warm smile, kind words, and all around friendly demeanor made him a bright spot in so many days....
On Wednesday, March 16th, Larry Collins lost his battle with ALS. He was born at Emory hospital on July 17, 1954. Larry had a distinct and captivating personality that was never more evident than when Larry was behind the counter at Sig Samuels dry cleaners. His father, Tom, took over Sig Samuels in the sixties. Larry and two of his brothers, Tom and Mike, worked along side their father until taking over for him in the early 90's. For 35 years he was the face and voice of a dry cleaner which became an institution in Midtown Atlanta. Larry's warm smile, kind words, and all around friendly demeanor made him a bright spot in so many days. The only thing Larry loved more than the cleaners was his family. He lived a life of hard work, dignity, honor, and sincerity. The only thing more solid than Larry's character was his word. He always went out of his way for others, sparing no expense to make someone else's life better. He was loved by countless people and will be missed by many more. He is survived by his mother, Mary Collins; his wife, Sheila Collins; his two sons: Steve and Adam Collins; and his three brothers: Tom, Mike, and Jim Collins. The family will receive friends at H.M. Patterson & Son, Spring Hill on Friday, March 18th from 6-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Patterson's Spring Hill Chapel on Saturday, March 19th at noon. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Emory ALS Center, in care of Barry M. Steig.

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