Richard Wendell Collins, 75, of Poplarville, Mississippi died Wednesday, October 17, 2012 in Gulfport, Mississippi.
Mr. Collins was a retired Chief Warrant Officer in the United States Coast Guard giving 23 years of service to our country. Upon his retirement, he enjoyed a successful career as a realtor with Poplarville Realty and was a member of Gumpond Baptist Church.
Preceding him in death are his parents, Esco and Lorea Collins; and one son, Wade Collins.
Survivors include his wife, Juanice Collins; one daughter, Cindy (Grady Carl) Stockstill, both of Poplarville, MS; five sisters, Charlotte Nees, Zelda Spencer, Alda Spencer, all of Sanford, FL, Tina Collins of Eustis, FL, and Debbie Collins of Lake Charles, LA; two grandchildren, Tyson (Allison) Mathews of Sarasota, FL and Jenna (Levi) Ledlow of Poplarville, MS; and three great-grandchildren, Layla Ledlow, Jaxon Ledlow, and Taylor Ledlow.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 26, 2012 at White Funeral Home, 315 Highway 11 South, Poplarville, Mississippi 39470 with Brother Shannon Marshall officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at 2:30 pm in Biloxi National Cemetery, 400 Veterans Avenue, Biloxi, Mississippi 39531. The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers and customary remembrances, memorials in Mr. Collins' name would be appreciated to be directed to St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.
Condolences may be given to the Collins Family at www.whitefuneralhomepoplarville.com .
White Funeral Home, Poplarville (601) 795-4982.