OBITUARY

Larkin A. Collins

Born November 8, 1921

Larkin Allen Collins, SR, a well-known and respected businessman, band manager, and WWII Veteran, passed away quietly in his home on October 6, 2013. Born in Hackneyville, Alabama on November 8, 1921, he spent the majority of his life in Jacksonville, FL. He is survived by daughter Betty (David) Keene, Trevor Collins, grandchildren: David (Paula) Keene, Traci (Dale) Brannan, Amie (Joey) Williamson, Thomas Keene and Allison Collins. Step-Children: Marilyn (Richard) Watt, Deborah Bryant, Janice (Richard) Tackett, Lavelle (Cheryl) Davis and 10 step- grandchildren. Family will greet guest on Thursday, October 10, 2013, from 6-8pm. A Graveside service will be held on Friday, October 11, 2013, 2pm at Greenlawn Cemetery 4300 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville, Fl. 32207,

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, October 10, 2013
  • Graveside Friday, October 11, 2013
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Larkin A. Collins

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October 22, 2013

Deepest sympathy to the Collins Family

Steven Cook

October 20, 2013

Dear Collins family
Larkin was a good person he will be missed.I was a volunteer with Roll4Rock helping Bill Massey for a few years and spoke to Larkin a couple of times on the phone. He made Allen's CD & Record Here There & Back come back possible several years ago and you can get one from Roll4Rock a org. that Allen & Bill started in memory of Ronnie Rest in Peace Larkin you will be missed
steven Cook

October 14, 2013

Rest in peace papa.

October 11, 2013

Trevor, I am so sorry to hear about your Grandpa. I know how much you guys loved each other. He was a wonderful and kind man. We alway's loved hearing his stories when he came into the dental office. He was so proud of you and all of your accomplishments . He will always be in your heart and watching over you as your Guardian Angel. So sorry Buddy. Let us know if there is anything we can do for you. XO
Bonnie, from Dr. Keith's office

October 10, 2013

Trevor
So sorry to hear about "PaPa"...You kept him and "Granny" young at heart:)I have fond memories of both, as I am sure you too will always hold dear. It was clear they were "both" very proud of you! You turned out to be amazing! Stay that way...they are still watching! Blessings always, Jana

randy carter

October 10, 2013

Mr. Collins had his phone number listed in the 1990s. Being a Skynyrd fan I would call him from time to time from Chicago. He always had time to talk and share stories about Allen. He was very kind and those are great memories. I always detected sadness in his voice as we spoke of Allen. God Bless you sir and may you Rest In Peace and be WALKING hand in hand with your son!

Randy Carter

October 10, 2013

Mr. Collins had his phone number listed in the 1990s. Being a Skynyrd fan I would call him from time to time from Chicago. He always had time to talk and share stories about Allen. He was very kind and those are great memories. I always detected sadness in his voice as we spoke of Allen. God Bless you sir and may you Rest In Peace and be WALKING hand in hand with your son! Randy Carter- Tucson Arizona

Kathy Stephens

October 9, 2013

So very sorry to hear -Prayers for family

Ellen Easter Powell

October 9, 2013

Oh my, such fond memories of Larkin! I trust that the wonderful memories you hold dear will help during this difficult time.
With sincere sympathy from The Powell Family,
Ellen, Brandon, Joel, AshleyRose, and Maggie

Ernie Paris

October 9, 2013

Larkin, you left a great family legacy. May this continue through your family generations to come by faith and hope...Rest in peace.

Ernie James Paris
Sherman Oaks, CA