Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home

2051 East Napoleon Street, Sulphur, LA


Bruce Wayne Collins

July 17, 1951June 22, 2020

Sulphur- Bruce Wayne Collins, 68, died Monday, June 22, 2020, in a local hospital.

He was a born and raised in Perham, Minnesota and went to grade school just 1/2 mile from home in Star Lake Township. Bruce attended and graduated from the Pelican Rapides High School. He had his own construction company for many years, then worked for Saber Construction before he began working for Target Stores. He had been a resident of Panama City Beach, Florida for the last 20 years, moving from Georgia. Bruce enjoyed fishing and hunting, attending NASCAR races with his wife, and loved cooking for family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Beverly Collins of Panama City Beach, Florida; his daughters, Loralee Buelow and husband, Robert of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Brenda Carpenter and husband, Keith of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and Becky Dietrich and husband, John Thomas of Chandler, Arizona; his sisters, Bonnie Norgren, Betty O'Bright, and Barb Nelson; and six grandchildren, Kielan, Magdelyn, and Isabella Dietrich, Lauren Carpenter, and Carter and Marshal Buelow. He is preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jody Lynn Collins; his parents, Harold and Marion Collins; his brother, Robert Collins; and his brothers-in-law, Roger Nelson and Robert O'Bright.

Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.


  • Beverly Collins, Wife of 32 years
  • Loralee Buelow and husband Richard, Daughter
  • Brenda Carpenter and husband Keith, Daughter
  • Becky Dietrich and husband John, Daughter
  • Bonnie Norgren, Sister
  • Betty O'Bright, Sister
  • Barbe Nelson, Sister
  • Kielan, Magdalene, Isabella, Lauren, Carter, and Marshall, Grandchildren
  • Jody Lynn Collins, infant daughter (deceased)
  • Harold and Marion Collins, Parents (deceased)
  • Robert Collins, Brother (deceased)
  • Roger Nelson, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Robert O'Bright, Brother-in-law (deceased)


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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James Klynman

June 26, 2020

I met Bruce just prior to becoming a Target ICC. He showed me around his site in Acworth Ga. Bruce truly was my Mentor during my years as a Target Sr.ICC. When I was moved to the OSR role, he was there to answer, assist and guide, not just me but anyone who needed his help. We all have been Blessed for knowing him. I too consider him a Friend. A generous, kind man is the true expression of who Bruce has always been. He will be missed by so many. My wife and I wish his family peace and love with their loss.
God Bless and Bev, know that many of us are just a phone call away for you.
Jim & Patti Klynman

Tim Fleming

June 25, 2020

Saddened to here of Bruce's passing. Our condolences to the family of a wonderful man. Bruce had another family, the Target family, which will miss him greatly. RIP my friend.

Ronnie Essres

June 25, 2020

Bruce and I were both on the Target Construction Team for many years. He is a highly regarded construction leader and mentor to many. He was always ready for any task and enjoyed his NASCAR. I have always considered Bruce a friend and a person who could be called upon when needed. Bruce will be truly missed as a member of the Target Construction Family. The industry has lost a true professional.
My family extends our heartfelt condolences for your loss and pray for you as you all gather to celebrate the life and accomplishments of a very special man. His name is etched on many awards and he will never be forgotten by his peers.

Linda Vandeneng

June 24, 2020

Just wanted to say how saddened I am to hear about Bruce’s passing .
He was an awesome target OSR very knowledgeable and willing to train anyone and everyone .
He will be truly missed by myself and my co- workers from Groom whom had an opportunity to work with such a knowledgeable man.
RIP Mr . Bruce