David ‘Andy’ Andrew Collins

first_imgDavid Andrew Collins, age 33 of Batesville, Indiana died tragically in a car accident on Thursday, September 22, 2016.  He was known to his family and friends as Andy.The son of David & Joan (Strunk) Collins was born on November 13, 1983 in Batesville.  The 2003 Jac-Cen-Del High School graduate continued onto 4 years of apprenticeship schooling.  Andy worked for Local 44 out of Cincinnati as an iron worker.  On March 5, 2010 Andy married Sarah Gascon in Versailles, IN and they have two children.Andy loved being outdoors whether it was deer hunting, fishing or mushroom hunting.  He liked playing the drums and watching western movies.  One of the things he did often was going out to eat and then posting on Facebook, which were the best places to go.  Andy was an excellent welder and enjoyed doing it.To Andy, his dad was his hero.  He taught Andy a lot of things and he always went to his dad for advice and guidance, not anyone else.  Andy was a member of the Bridge of Hope Worship Center and he so admired his pastor.  Andy was always going over to his grandparents, he adored them very much.  Andy was a wonderful dad, husband and son.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.In addition to his devoted parents, he is survived by his loving family – wife, Sarah, children, David Nolan James & Presleigh Belle Collins; sister Shirah Goebel (Jerome) of Roseburg, OR; maternal grandmother Evelyn Strunk of Milan and paternal grandmother Emmalee Anderson of Indianapolis.Visitation will be Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 4-8pm and Funeral Services are 11:00am on Wednesday, September 28th all at Bridge of Hope Worship Center in Milan, IN.  Pastor Doug Norman officiating.  Burial to follow in Washington Baptist Church Cemetery in Elrod, IN.Memorials may be given to the family to help with funeral expenses or Andy’s Children’s Fund, c/o Meyers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 202, Batesville, IN 47006.last_img

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