L.A. Collins, 82, of Crossett, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.

He was a retired school teacher and a member of the First Baptist Church.

Mr. Collins was born on December 7, 1934 in Bald Knob and was the son of the late Linzie Virgil and Bessie Adalin Moody Collins.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Miles Collins; a son, David V. Collins of Allen, Texas; a daughter, Janet Friesen of Plano, Texas; three grandchildren, Katherine, Zachary and Seth Friesen of Plano, Texas; three brothers, Wayne Collins of Searcy, Dennis Collins of Corsicana, Texas, and Ronnie Collins of Bald Knob; three sisters, Wanda Knight of Bald Knob, Barbara Wells of Beebe, and Charlotte Money of Searcy.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 20, at First Baptist Church with Bro. Jamie Staley officiating. A service will also be held at 4 p.m. on Monday at the Powell Funeral Home Chapel in Bald Knob. Burial will be at the Shady Grove Cemetery in Bald Knob.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home of Crossett