Richard Wendell Collins

May 8, 1937October 17, 2012

Richard Wendell Collins, 75, of Poplarville, Mississippi died Wednesday, October 17, 2012 in Gulfport, Mississippi.

Mr. Collins was a retired Chief Warrant Officer in the United States Coast Guard giving 23 years of service to our country. Upon his retirement, he enjoyed a successful career as a realtor with Poplarville Realty and was a member of Gumpond Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Esco and Lorea Collins; and one son, Wade Collins.

Survivors include his wife, Juanice Collins; one daughter, Cindy (Grady Carl) Stockstill, both of Poplarville, MS; five sisters, Charlotte Nees, Zelda Spencer, Alda Spencer, all of Sanford, FL, Tina Collins of Eustis, FL, and Debbie Collins of Lake Charles, LA; two grandchildren, Tyson (Allison) Mathews of Sarasota, FL and Jenna (Levi) Ledlow of Poplarville, MS; and three great-grandchildren, Layla Ledlow, Jaxon Ledlow, and Taylor Ledlow.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 26, 2012 at White Funeral Home, 315 Highway 11 South, Poplarville, Mississippi 39470 with Brother Shannon Marshall officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at 2:30 pm in Biloxi National Cemetery, 400 Veterans Avenue, Biloxi, Mississippi 39531. The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers and customary remembrances, memorials in Mr. Collins' name would be appreciated to be directed to St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

Condolences may be given to the Collins Family at .

White Funeral Home, Poplarville (601) 795-4982.


  • Visitation Friday, October 26, 2012
  • Memorial Service Friday, October 26, 2012
  • Interment Friday, October 26, 2012

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August 12, 2013

Juanice, Elaine and I were so saddened with your loss of Wendell, I only wished we would have reconnected after we retired from the Coast Guard, but I guess we get too involved in life and all of a sudden you realize its to late. But nothing will ever take away all the good memories we have to remember. Elaine and I have lived in O'Fallon, Illinois. since we retired. We send you our Love and may God Bless you.
Elaine and Herman {Sonny} Huffman


January 7, 2013

We just found out about Richard. We are so sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family.
Bob and Penny Bragg

Debra Michael

October 26, 2012

May the Peace and Comfort of God be with all the family during this time of sorrow. I love you Juanice, and I am right here when you need a friend! I will be praying for all of you, and I am so very sorry about Wendall.

Joan Romaguera

October 26, 2012

Glenda and I were so sad to hear of Wendel's passing. I have him to thank for my first home, and several after that. He was a good friend and had the patience of Jobe with me. I'll always be grateful to have had the two of you in my life. God bless you and yours, Jony.

Steven Rester

October 23, 2012

It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.

October 23, 2012

Cindy& Carl
Joey & I are so sorry about you dad Cindy.Our prayers will be with you.

Joey & Debi Jarrell


October 22, 2012

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.