Take a moment to pause and make someone smile. Brian Scott Collins, age 58, of Osgood did that every minute of his life. On the evening of Sunday, June 10, 2018, Heaven’s doors opened and ushered Scott in to his eternal home to be filled with his laughter. Scott was born on October 28, 1959, the son of Algar and Margaret (Bolt) in Dearborn County, Indiana. He grew up outside of Osgood along with his brother and sisters, and enjoyed life to its fullest.
He was a proud graduate of Jac-Cen Del High School Class of 1978, and shortly thereafter, started his work career trimming trees and then working at UPS. This is also the time frame he met his today, his tomorrow, and lifelong partner, Roxanna Hilderbrand. Life would see them move to Jupiter, Florida and start their ventures into the business world. They built and had ownership in 7 oil lube stores around the Florida area. After 13 years in Florida, they decided to sell their interest in those business and return home to family. Scott ventured into the gas station business, building the Delaware BP and then also purchasing the BP in Milan. After selling these, he ventured into building an auto repair facility outside of Milan. Scott and Roxanna also traveled the United States and delivered campers to numerous states.
Brian “Scott” was well known for his role in “Hoosier Daddy”, a band that played at various local venues. This band was recognized for highlighting several benefits. This was one of Scott’s legacies – giving and helping others financially or dedicating hours to helping others in need. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church, Abate and of the Milan American Legion.
He loved western movies and was able to tell you the name of every actor in each movie. One of his favorite past times was to listen to Rush Limbaugh and gleaning knowledge on various subjects. And if you wanted to spark a conversation, he would quickly share his insight.
Brian will be deeply missed by his wife Roxanna, daughters Amber Johnson of Milan and April (Justin) Jordan also of Milan; his father Algar Collins of Osgood, sisters Jacquey (Tim) Osborne of Osgood and Rachel Mitzi Collins of Madison, along with grandchildren Chloe, Layla, Trenton, and Daisy, and several niece and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret, brother Andy, and brother-in-law Bobby Hauser.
Family and friends are asked to gather at Hopewell Church on June 23, 2018 for a Celebration of Life at 1:30 pm. Doors of the church will be opened at 11:00 a.m. until the time of service to allow you to pay your respects to Scott and his family. Memorials may be given to the family, donor’s choice, or Hopewell Baptist Church in care of the Neal’s Funeral Home. Neal’s Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.