Stuart Collins ’56

Dr. Stuart Collins died on Saturday, December 6th 2014. He had been ill for some months and died at K.B. Reynolds Hospice in Winston-Salem, N.C. Dr. Collins was born September 6th, 1935 in Farmville, Virginia. He was the son of Hubert and Hilda Collins of Chase City, Virginia, where he grew up. He graduated high school at the age of 16 and was enrolled that year at Davidson College in Davidson, N.C., graduated from Davidson at the age of 20. He was then enrolled at Duke University School of Medicine and graduated in 1960.

He served his internship at the University of Virginia Hospital and his residency at Duke and Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh, N.C. After his medical training was completed, he served in the United States Air Force as a Captain in the Medical Corp. Dr. Collins was married to Norma Davis in 1968.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years and his two children, William “Bert” Collins of Winston-Salem N.C., and Katherine C. Chitow (Thor) of Cornelius, N.C. Also surviving is his grandson Gunnar Thor Chitow. Dr. Collins practiced his specialty of psychiatry with a primary focus on public mental health, from 1968 until his retirement in 2012. A devout Episcopalian, Dr. Collins remained faithful and active throughout his life.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 13, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem N.C. with the Rev. John E. Shields and the Rev. William S. Wells presiding. A reception is to follow at the church.

The family is indebted to all those responsible for his care, including Dr. Scott Moore, Dr. Stanley Link, the staff of Gastroenterology Associates of the Piedmont, the second floor of Forsyth Hospital as well as the entire staff of K.B. Reynolds Hospice.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Davidson College, or the charity of your choice.




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