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Kenneth Ray Collins

June 18, 1947 — July 26, 2022

Kenneth Ray Collins, 75, passed away from this life on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, while sitting in his favorite chair on the back porch of his beloved home, following a long illness. Visitation: 10:00 AM Friday, July 29, 2022 at Brock Baptist Church, 2111 FM 1189, Brock. Funeral Service: 11:00 AM Friday, July 29, 2022 at Brock Baptist Church. Interment: Brock Cemetery Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made, in Kenneth’s name, to the Brock Cemetery Association. Kenneth was born June 18, 1947 in Breckenridge, Texas, son of Jeff and Connie (Morris) Collins. He would go on to marry the love of his life, Janice Shirley, on December 9, 1966. They shared their lives, love, and home together for nearly 56 years. Together they enjoyed hosting family holidays and birthday parties. Kenneth was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved his property on the Brazos River in Dennis, Texas. He was also known for planting huge gardens, taking great pride in his chickens, dogs, cows and mules and loving being a Papa. Kenneth was known for being talented at “fixing anything.” He worked on everything from lawnmowers to advanced machine parts. This talent served him well over the years as a machinist at R.E. Dye in Breckenridge, S-TEC Corporation of Mineral Wells, Head of Maintenance and Transportation at Brock ISD, and Supervisor of the Parker Co. Water Coop. He was a Master Mason in Good Standing at the Olive Branch Masonic Lodge. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Lorretta, Joyce and Cathy; and three brothers, Buddy, Bobby and Jimmy; and infant daughter, Amy. He is survived by his wife, Janice (Shirley) Collins; daughter, Mendy Golightly and son-in-law Danny; and his pride and joy, his grandchildren, Jana Hope Golightly and Grant Collins Golightly, all of Brock; his youngest brother, Jerry Collins and wife, Kathy, of Carrollton; three sisters-in-law, Martha Collins of Midland, Brenda Collins of Austin, and Linda Shirley, of Brock; along with a host of nieces and nephews. Over the years, Kenneth was a blessing to many lives and he will be missed by all who knew him.
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Friday, July 29, 2022

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