He is the son of the late Elbert and Lillian Collins.
Mr. Collins was a long time resident of Johnson City.
He was born and raised in the Athens, Georgia area where he attended high school and college. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean conflict. Monk attended the University of Georgia on a football scholarship and was an avid Bulldog fan.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Collins is preceded in death by: his brother, James; his sisters, Reba, Unis and Ebby; and his wife, Teresa.
He is survived by: his daughters, Carol, Jenny and Suzy; and his son, Jeff; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 1:00 PM Friday, September 29, 2017 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Family and friends are requested to meet at the cemetery at 12:50 PM. Boone Dam VFW Post #4933 will be providing military honors.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the Collins family via www.morrisbaker.com .
Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Ave., is serving the Collins family. (423) 282-1521