W. E. Collins Jr., age 75, of Leitchfield, died Saturday, October 2, 2004 at the Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield.
He was born on October 14, 1928 in Grayson County as the son of William Edwin Sr. and Lillie Mae Preston Collins. He was a retired rural mail carrier, a Korean War Veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of the Gideons, the local chapter of the Salvation Army, and was a member of the Leitchfield First General Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Henrietta Raymer Collins of Leitchfield; two daughters and a son-in-law, Kim and Darrell Harrell of Leitchfield and Yvette Collins of Elizabethtown, Ky.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Vickie Collins of North Carolina and Billy and Tracy Collins of Leitchfield; one sister, Frediah Wade of Leitchfield; and one brother, Clyde Collins of Florida. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Gary Wayne Collins; two brothers; and one sister.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 6, 2004 at the Leitchfield First General Baptist Church with Bro. Rudd Kerr officiating.
Burial was in the Rabbit Flat Cemetery.
Dermitt Funeral Home in Leitchfield was in charge of the arrangements.
Donations may be made to the Gideons or Salvation Army.