Leonard “Shorty” Collins, age 86, of Midtown, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2019. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. He drove a school bus and had coached Little League Football for the Midtown Redskins. Survivors include his wife: Helen Adcox Collins; children: Geneva Johnson (Michael), Betty Porter (Sandy), Cathy Collins, and Ricky Collins; grandchildren: Stephanie Collins, Carria Gonzales, Drew Meredith, Seth Meredith, Adam Johnson, Carrie Johnson, Jake Marlow (Andrea), Jody Dale Hackler, Kassandra Collins, and Derrick Collins; great-grandchildren: Patrick Gonzales, Reagan Gonzales, Madison Gonzales, Trent Marlow, and Bodhi Collins; sister: Joyce Finks; and several other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Evans Mortuary in Rockwood. Funeral services will follow. Committal services and interment will be held Friday, September 13, 2019 at 10 a.m. in the Piney Grove Cemetery in Midtown with full military honors by the Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard and the Tennessee Army National Guard.