Gabriel Michael "Gabe" Collins, 38, a resident of Hurricane, passed away Tuesday evening, June 17, 2014, as a result of injuries sustained in a tree cutting accident near his home.
He was born Oct. 19, 1975, in Lexington, Ky., a son of David M. Collins and Rebecca Mason Collins, who reside in Elkins.
On Aug. 2, 2002, he was married to Jessica Lynn Perrine Collins, who survives in Hurricane.
Also surviving are two daughters, Elizabeth Lynn Collins and Ella Grace Collins, both at home; two sisters, Rachel Hope McCart and husband, Ryan, Beaufort, S.C., and Cindy Sue Arbogast and husband, Ronnie, of Elkins; and several nieces and nephews.
Also preceding him in death was one brother, Daniel Collins.
Gabe was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and was currently employed as an environmental scientist for Arch Coal Co. He was a member of River Ridge Church at Hurricane, an avid hunter, fisherman and Pittsburgh Steelers Fan.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 21, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert L. Lowther officiating. Interment will follow in Elkins Memorial Gardens.
Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Gabriel Michael "Gabe" Collins. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.