Howard Neal Collins

of Kerrville, TX

August 15, 1937 - July 6, 2024

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Howard Neal Collins, born Aug. 15, 1937, passed away at his home in Kerrville July 6, 2024, after a brief illness. Howard was born and grew up in Lubbock, graduated from Lubbock High School, graduated from Texas Tech and began his career in banking at American State Bank.

He married his high school sweetheart, Roma Caviness, in 1958, was married 67 years and had two daughters, Carrie and Polly. Their journey led them to Waco, Ft. Worth, Miami and ultimately to Kerrville in 1973.

Howard derived joy from nurturing or helping others whether it be family, friends or strangers. He had a quick wit and dry sense of humor.

We rejoice and are comforted knowing Howard is home with our Lord and Savior and he
leaves us with a lifetime of beautiful memories that will sustain us until we are reunited.

Howard was preceded in death by his daughter, Polly Collins; twin brother, James Collins; sister in-law, Ann Collins; and brother in-law, Don Douglass.

Howard is survived by his wife, Roma; daughter, Carrie Collins; sister, Carol Douglass; niece, Cathryn; nephews, Trigg, Brent, Clark, Greg, Neal; and many cousins and friends who loved and appreciated Howard's kindness, thoughtfulness and terrific sense of humor.

We wish to thank Alamo Hospice, Dr. Grocki, Kish, Juanita and Dr. De Los Santos for their compassionate care.

As per Howard's request, no service is planned and his ashes will be spread with his daughter Polly who preceded him in death.

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9 Condolence(s)
Margaret Moore Docter
New Braunfels, TX
Sunday, July 14, 2024

Dear Roma and Carrie,
I am praying for your family during this difficult time. I have a deep appreciation and great respect for the man of integrity that Howard was. I will never forget his kindness towards my family, or his encouragement to my father during a difficult time. Howard’s knew what it meant to be a friend. Howard was kind and genuine. I know that he touched many lives. I pray that in the days ahead, you will. Be encouraged as you hear stories of Howard.

Jana Drane
Kerrville, TX
Thursday, July 11, 2024

Roma and Carrie, I am so sorry to see this news about Howard. Howard was such a gentle soul. He was a good friend to Stephen and me. Howard was a bright light in the world that we live in. May your memories of your husband and father be with you for all of your days ahead. The last time I saw Howard was at Stephen's memorial service. I'm happy that I got a hug from him that day.

Laura Nofziger
Redmond, OR
Thursday, July 11, 2024

Roma and Carrie, I am thinking of you. Howard was such a kind and gentle soul. Roma, I will call you soon. I know that Howard is fully restored, standing in the presence of Jesus. I look forward to seeing him again. Praying with you! Laura

Marty Sorell
San Marcos, TX
Wednesday, July 10, 2024

A great loss of a dear friend and colleague daughters Meredith and Lauren would run to his desk for his treats and his hugs. A great friend and with Roma great ambassadors for the bank and community! With a deep and sincere love of this man and his legacy.
Marty Sorell

Tami Weaver
Kerrville, TX
Wednesday, July 10, 2024

In honor of a life well lived and wonderfully loved. Howard Collins was a man who walked everyday with honor and integrity, loved truth and humor, was smarter
than most but very humble, filled with compassion for others and loved his family fiercely. I am grateful to have know him and his wonderful family. My heartfelt condolences and prayers for Roma, Carrie and Carol and all of Howard's family.

Margaret Jobes
Kerrville, TX
Tuesday, July 9, 2024

I have so many wonderful memories of Howard. He made banking fun!!! Love him and know he is in Heaven.

Bobby Clarkston
Colleyville, TX
Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Uncle Howard's memory will always be with me everything I set the family wall clock he bestowed to my care and every time I fire up the grill as I am reminded of the cookouts in Fort Worth in the 1960's.

William Cowden
Kerrville, TX
Tuesday, July 9, 2024

So very sorry to hear about Howard. He was a great friend and co-worker at the Chas. Schreiner Bank. I remember very well his dry humor!! My sympathy to Romo, Carrie and family. I know Howard is in a better place.
With regards,
Bill Cowden

Marti Strange
Fredericksburg, TX
Monday, July 8, 2024

So sorry to hear of his passing. Howard was truly a
Gentleman . He was always so kind and thoughtful.
Enjoyed working with him at the bank. He will be missed
But not forgotten. Prayers for the family.
Sincerely, Marti Paiz Strange