Collins, Ernest, age 77, of Middletown, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at his residence. He was born November 21, 1941 in Thornhill, TN to Joe and Pauline (Hipsher) Collins. He was a laborer for Local Union #534. Ernest loved to “Tareoke” with family and friends. Ernest is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy (Bolden) Collins; children, Randall Scott Collins of Middletown, Jennifer Lynnette (Ray) Patrick of Franklin, Ernest (Lorin) Collins Jr of Middletown; grandchildren, Joshua Wayne Adams, Britney Nicole (Ryan) Hayes, Courtney Jolyna Collins, Kaitlyn Rachel Collins, Krystan Danielle Collins; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Zachery and Lincoln; siblings, Dearl Collins, Mable (Steve) Hall, Bernice Moore, Joe Collins and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Earl Dean Collins; beloved mother-in-law, Birdie Bolden. Visitation will be held Monday, February 18, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Baker-Stevens-Parramore Funeral Home, 6850 Roosevelt Avenue, Middletown, OH 45005. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Interment will be at Butler County Memorial Park. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.bakerstevensparramore.com.