Kenneth M. Collins
June 27, 1927 — June 4, 2013
Kenneth Montgomery Collins, 85, of Milton-Freewater died at home on June 4, 2013. He was born to Jennie Leona and Montgomery Collins on June 27, 1927, in Elkin, N.C.
Ken grew up with one brother, the late John Marion Collins; and was the beloved father of Thomas Montgomery Collins, Carolyn Lucretia Taylor, Jennie Lee Abernathy and Sandra Lynn Collins.
Ken served in the U.S. Army and survived World War II. Ken was an avid fisherman and passionate gardener who could spin a yarn like no other. Ken loved being in the great outdoors, in the mountains, on a river or camping in the open desert. He also enjoyed cooking and reading.
Ken is reunited with his best friend, Ladybird. May he find comfort and peace. Our father is being honored in a private service. “To every thing there is a season....”