Kenneth"Ken" Earle Collins, Sr.
April 25, 1936 - October 19, 2017
Kenneth “Ken” Earle Collins, Sr., age 81, went to meet our Lord and Savior on October 19, 2017.
Ken served in the United States Navy for 4 years, then retired from the United States Army after 20 years as a Sergeant 1st Class. After retiring from the military, he had a second career at Double D Meat Market for 25 years. He also worked as a school crossing guard for the Bogalusa School System. While being a lifelong member at Monroe Street Baptist Church he served as a deacon and greeter. His joyous heart and kind smile was a welcome sight to all. He enjoyed woodworking, building model airplanes, puzzles, games and was proud to fly his American Flag.
Ken was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth “Kenny” Earle Collins, Jr.; his parents, Earl Collins and Mary Alice North Collins Cannon; and three siblings.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Katherine “Katy” Marie Stogner Collins; children, Pat Collins (Tracy), Charlotte Stanberry (Kevin), Brian Collins, and Robert Collins (Sophia); seven grandchildren, Christa Davis, Danielle Dineen, Kaitlin Collins, Benjamin Stanberry, Priscilla Collins, Brianna Byrd, and Jacob Collins; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Cathleen Collins
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.– 12:00 P.M. and then will move to Monroe Street Baptist Church, 1415 Monroe Street, Bogalusa, LA 70427 from 12:30 P.M – 2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Chad Jenkins officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery with Full Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Monroe Street Baptist Church.