Dr. Clinton Collins

Friday 1st of September 1933 - Tuesday 14th of June 2022

Dr. Clinton Collins

Services

Visitation

Jun 19, 2022 (1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

St. Michael the Archangel Episcopal Church

2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, KY

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Funeral Service

Jun 19, 2022 (2:30 pm )

St. Michael the Archangel Episcopal Church

2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, KY

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Clergy Rev. Laurie M. Brock, Rector

Clinton Collins died on June 14, 2022, after a brief illness. He was born in 1933, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Sarah Meakin Collins and Clinton Collins (Sr.), the second of three children.

 

Clint graduated from Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati, and entered the University of Wisconsin, graduating with a BA in philosophy. There, he met Georgia Chamberlin Collins; the two were married on June 25, 1955. Clint went on to earn a masters at the New School for Social Research in New York, followed by a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Education at Indiana University. The family then moved to Lexington, Kentucky, where Clint taught philosophy of Education at the University of Kentucky. They had 3 children, Gregg, Lynn and Christine.

 

Clint was a scholar in the best sense. He was widely read in philosophy and related disciplines, and he had a marvelous ability to make the ideas of the great thinkers he studied come alive for his students. Clint loved any forum in which ideas were discussed, include the several book clubs in which he participated, and numerous events at the Episcopal Church of Saint Michael. In recent years, despite struggles with his health, Clint got enormous satisfaction from hosting a weekly event called “Coffee with Clint” at the Mayfair Village Retirement Community, in which he and his fellow residents discussed current events from a philosophical perspective. He also loved playing tennis, riding his bike and following University of Kentucky basketball.

 

Clint’s wife, Georgia, predeceased him in 2019. Clint is survived by his children; his two granddaughters: Anna, daughter of Lynn, and Lauren, daughter of Gregg and his wife Heather, both of whom graduated from college this year; his brother Allan Collins, his wife Annie Collins, and their children Elizabeth and Antony; the children of his sister Patricia, now diseased: David, Ken, Sarah Amy, Alan, and Steve Smith; and nieces Stephanie Elliot, Becky Crosby, Jennifer Guernsey, and Glenda Taylor from Georgia’s side of the family.

 

As he wrote of his wife, Georgia, in the ways that matter, Clint’s was a beautiful life, and many will miss him, but none should mourn him.

 

Milward Funeral Directors is entrusted with Dr. Collins service arrangements. The funeral will be held Sunday, June 19th, at the Episcopal Church of St. Michael the Archangel, 2025 Bellefonte Dr., Lexington. Visitation will be at 1:30, with services at 2:30.  Mask usage is encouraged during services.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that anyone who wishes to do so may donate to St. Michael’s church. To share a remembrance of Dr. Collins or to offer condolences to his family, please visit milwardfuneral.com.

Guest Book

Alan DeYoung

says

Friends and colleagues, I am so saddened by Clint's loss. I knew Clint as a deeply reflective, affable and supportive friend for over thirty years at the University of Kentucky. He loved his academic work, and loved the challenge of opening the minds of students to interesting and important ideas and writings. But he was also fully rounded: You could just as easily find him on the tennis court; attending UK basketball and football; or engaging with colleagues and doctoral students over lunch at local restaurants. Truly, his was a life well-lived. We should all be so lucky. I greatly miss him.

2 days ago

John Pickens

says

Christine, Please accept my sympathy for your loss. John

5 days ago