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Willy Collins

(Photo by Scott Merrylees/SWSN ©)

Subject(s): Willy Collins
Sport: Boxing

Location: Shiregreen Cemetery, Sheffield
Unveiled: 17/3/2022
Sculptor: Unknown
Material: Marble
Status: In Situ

Inscribed on front headstone: KING.

Inscribed on rear headstone: WILLIAM OLIVER COLLINS. Born 11 December 1970 at Athlone, Ireland. Went to Heaven on 7 July 2020 aged 49 years in Puerta Pollensa, Spain. Forever in our hearts.

[Memorial also includes figures of Jesus and angels, and a solar-powered bluetooth-enabled jukebox. Numerous other inscriptions on different parts of the memorial, including dedications from family and friends.]

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(Photo by Scott Merrylees/SWSN ©)

(Photo by Scott Merrylees/SWSN ©)

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