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Stacey James Collins ’01, age 46, of Batesville, Indiana, passed away on September 29, 2021. He was born to Odyne (Sparkman) Huffman and Kenneth James Collins on April 15, 1975 in Batesville.
Stacey was a proud graduate of Butler University in Indianapolis. Little did he know, he would do much more than earn his degree while away at college. It was at Butler University where he met the love of his life, Aimee (Bye) Collins. They were married on September 16, 2000, at Niagara Falls. They recently celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary together.
After earning his master’s degree at Anderson University, Stacey worked with start-up companies and as an entrepreneur.
In recent years working as a business consultant, Stacey demonstrated his business savvy and intelligence. Outside of work, he was definitely a car guy. Stacey loved cars of all kinds, especially Jeeps and Cadillacs. If you needed advice or someone to be honest with you, Stacey was your man. He wanted to help others and to show them what being a loyal friend really meant. Through his kind heart and giving nature, Stacey always seemed to be able to accomplish this.
Stacey is survived by his wife, Aimee Collins; mother, Odyne Huffman (Matt); sister Dena Dye-Pellisson (Nicolas); grandparents, Earnest and Elizabeth Collins; brother-in-law, Andrew Pearson (Kim); sister-in-law Angela (Shannon) Schlosser; nieces, Sierra Neisius (Drew) and Ariel Schlosser; nephews, Dominique Barnett (Juliea), Keaton Roessner, and Jay Pearson; great-niece Olivia Barnett; close uncle, Kennie Sparkman; “Indy Mom” Judith Graham; best friend, Jim “Boy” Dwenger; and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. He will also be missed by his dogs, Minnie and Mojo.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Collins, and grandparents, Elda and Otis Sparkman.
Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.