Wanda “Sandy” Collins 1933-2024


Graveside services for Wanda “Sandy’ Collins, 90, of Fruitvale are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2024 at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, Irving. 

Sandy passed away June 15, 2024 in Tyler. She was born Dec. 12, 1933 in Bells to Isaac Elijah and Bertha Angeline Cobb Standridge. She spent her early years in Irving before moving to Fruitvale 53 years ago. Sandy was a member of AQHA, Limousin Cattle Association, Texas Barrel Racing Assoc., Texas Sunshine Girls Equestrian Drill Team and Lewisville Saddle Club. She worked at Mistletoe Boots in Grand Saline and for Dr. Pruitt’s Vet Clinic in Mineola. She loved her horses and won many barrel races.

Sandy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Miah “Tex” Collins; and brother, Gary Lynn Standridge.

Survivors include her three daughters, Connie Ollive and husband Bruce of Big Sandy, Lisa Case and husband Rusty of Quinlan and Kristie Basham and husband Tim of Canton; brother, Donald Standridge and wife Jimmie of Emory; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and one on the way; and numerous other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2024 at Bartley Funeral Home, Grand Saline.