Troy Albert “Red” Collins, 85, of Crossett passed away January 14, 2014 at his home after a brief illness.
He retired after 43 years from the Georgia Pacific Plywood Plant where he worked as a supervisor. He was a Mason, a distinguished US Army Veteran who was awarded five Bronze Stars, the Korean Silver Medal, an Army Occupation of Japan Medal, and a World War II Victory Medal and served also in the Arkansas National Guard.
Mr. Collins enjoyed working on and repairing small engines, woodworking, and collecting antique bottles and coins.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 39 years Jo Evelyn Collins; his sister, Joy Collins Jordan and a half-brother, Jim Collins.
He is survived by three sons, Michael Collins of Crossett, Tim Collins (Melanie) of Hornbeck, La. and Randy Collins of Shreveport, La; three daughters, Kimberly Gilley (Joe) of Crossett, Linda Moore (Randy) of Many, La. and Karen Garrett (Johnny) of Pulaski, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Michelle Zielinski, Rebecca Durr, Amy Moore, Wade Moore, Patrick Moore, Tara Stephens and Aleena Collins;and four great grandchildren, Emma and Anna Zielinski and Adah and Ellie Durr.
There will be a graveside service at Crossroads Cemetery on January 16, at 10 a.m. with Bro. Johnny Garrett officiating under the direction of Medders Funeral Home of Crossett. Visitation will be January 15, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Medders Funeral Home.
Charitable donations may be made in Troy’s memory to the following organization:
American Cancer Society
30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701
Tel: 800 952 7430 x4712