CULLMAN, AL (WBRC) -Many people in Cullman are mourning after the well-known founder of Cullman Today has passed away.
Tim Collins died Monday after a brief illness.
Collins started Cullman Today five years ago with a goal of covering news and events and connecting the community.
"We have lost a husband and a father," says Collins' family. "This community has lost a leader and a friend. The world has lost an amazing human being. Tim was authentic, genuine and he loved this community. Tim was passionate about his work at Cullman Today because he wanted to make Cullman a better place. We look forward to continuing his legacy of service to this community.”
The funeral service for Collins will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home on Eva Road in Cullman.
Before Collins passed he was made an honorary firefighter of Cullman County. After the service his casket will be placed on the back of a Hanceville fire truck and we will go in procession to Hopewell Cemetery in Hanceville.
Read a statement from the publication here.