Kenneth Allen Collins

November 8, 1952August 8, 2018

Kenneth Allen Collins, 65, of Winston Salem passed away August 8, 2018 at Kate B Reynolds Hospice Home. Mr. Collins was born November 8, 1952 in Covington, KY to Guy & Loraine Collins. He graduated in 1970 from Holmes High School and Eastern Kentucky University in 1974 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics. In High School and college he competed in Track & Cross Country running and was nicknamed “Fly”. Kenneth had a long career as a Global Business Executive and was an avid hunter & fisherman. He was preceded in death by his Mother; Loraine Collins and a sister; Carol Bundy. Survivors include his Father; Guy Collins, his wife; Mary Schrage Collins, daughter; Sara Green(Jason), son; Jay Collins(Jennifer) and grandchildren; Elijah, Zachary & Julie. A funeral Mass will be held Monday, August 13 at Holy Family Catholic Church at 11AM with Interment to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 5-8 PM at Frank Vogler & Sons Funeral Home in Clemmons. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Kate B Reynolds Hospice Home or The ALS Association. Frank Vogler & Sons Funeral Home is assisting the Collins family.


  • Loraine Collins, Mother
  • Carol Bundy, Sister
  • Guy Collins, Father
  • Mary Schrage Collins, Wife
  • Sara Green (Jason), Daughter
  • Jay Collins (Jennifer), Son
  • Kenneth also leaves behind his grandchildren; Elijah, Zachary, Julie and many more family and friends to cherish in his memories.

  • Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home
  • The ALS Association


  • Visitation Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Interment Monday, August 13, 2018

Kenneth Allen Collins

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Jeff Adams

August 12, 2018

I worked with Ken several years at Danahwr in Greensboro. Ken always had a smile on his face and loved what he did. W had a chance to travel together and Ken also loved his wife and kids so much! He was always updating me on what they were doing

Jane Shelton

August 11, 2018

Mary, Paul and I are SO sorry about Ken's graduation to Heaven. We always enjoyed seeing you at Blackmon Amphitheater, and well remember when we first met you in March of 2014 at Thirsty's II when Craig Woolard made his debut once again with the Embers. May God envelope you and your family with His love, peace, grace, strength and mercy in the coming days.

Paul and Jane Shelton

Holly Baldwin

August 9, 2018

I had the pleasure of meeting the Collins family shortly after my son and Sara’s son became besties at St. Benedict. Ken was full of spirt and had a wonderful personality. Through endless emails, texts and phone calls, he helped me with the planning in my role in Sara’s 40th surprise party that Jason planned for her. He made me laugh with every email, text and phone call. Truly a wonderful person! I am thankful I got a chance to know him❤️❤️❤️

Ashley Marshall

August 9, 2018

Love your dad so much. I have such fond memories of Lake Cumberland and Norris and houseboat trips with you all. He taught me how to ski and was the one person who could put my dad in a good mood in an instant. Funny and giving. Love you all.

Becky Nelson

August 9, 2018

Ken was so smart, funny and interesting to talk to, a special neighbor. Jack and I will surely miss him. My prayers are with you Mary and family that the days ahead will be filled with special memories, the family times, the beach,
the lake, the music and love of the grandchildren. God bless you.

Don Kautz

August 9, 2018

I have loved being Ken and Mary’s neighbor for many years. Although, I really only got to know him well when he became president of our homeowners association. I always loved getting a text from Ken, letting me know what was up, or things I needed to do. Every conversation was filled with laughter And he always had the best interest of the neighborhood at heart. His business leadership experience made him the perfect person to The president of our association. I miss him terribly.

Steve Schram

August 9, 2018

I will always appreciate the kindness and support Ken gave me while working for him at Gilbarco. He was instrumental in advancing my career and pushed me beyond my comfort zone. Ken was very instrumental in helping me outside of work as well. During a health issue I experienced, he was EXTREMELY helpful with his words of encouragement and putting my mind at ease regarding work during that difficult time. He kept telling me that my objective for the year was to "get better". I will always be grateful to him for his kindness and encouragement! My prayers are with the family!
Steve Schram