OBITUARY

Kenneth "Kenny" R. McCollum

June 18, 1954February 12, 2020

Kenneth "Kenny" R. McCollum, 65, of Grand Island, Florida passed away on February 12, 2020 in Tavares, Florida. He was born on June 18, 1954 in Nashville, Tennessee. Kenny was the store manager for Publix. He is preceded in death by his wife, Cindy and daughter, Suzanne Shier. Kenny is survived by his sons, Brad and Bret McCollum; two brothers, one sister and a grandson. Arrangements entrusted to Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Winter Park, Florida.

Services

  • Graveside Service Saturday, February 15, 2020

Memories

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Christine Luton

February 15, 2020

My heart goes out to his family.When I first started working for publix I met a wonderful person.A store Manager and then I came to realize someone who cared about his employees.We were the lucky ones.My mom always told me that GOD brings all his angels home first.Well he called a great one and he will be missed.He has big shoes to fill.RIP Kenny

Adam Parkinson

February 15, 2020

Mr. Kenny was there at one of my lowest moments in life. He helped me get back on my feet as a fantastic boss, and a kind man. I will forever be thankful of that, and knowing the world lost such a great man means we must all strive harder to put more good into the world as he had.

David and Susan Randall

February 14, 2020

Kenny was such a special friend and manager. We both worked with him at #440. David worked him since 1979, He hired me in 2000. He was a wonderful man, you could always find him on the bread and paper isle, working,as not many store managers did. God definitely got a very special angel on February 12,2020. We love you Kenny. Our prayers are with your family. So proud to have been a employee, friend and to have had the pleasure to know you! It was my pleasure!

Chris Stack

February 14, 2020

I am truly so sorry for your loss words can not express how much your father meant to me . I was so blessed to have been able to work with such an awesome man for nearly 18 years. He was my mentor, my boss but most importantly a man I could call me friend . He always had my back as I had his. I could always go to him in confidence as well as he could come to me. We have had many hours through the years in his office solving all the worlds problems. Lol I could go on and on with so many great memories just know that your father has left a wonderful legacy behind that no one in my eyes can touch.

Chris Stack

Ally Stroup

February 14, 2020

Mr McCollum, you've been a great boss to work for the last 12 year's I will miss you, when I transferred to your store 440 from 501 in 2007 you've been my boss since and when you automatically transfer me to our new location in 2010 store 1269 you were there tell last year in April or may rest in peace . Ally @1269

Lisa Kingery

February 14, 2020

We worked together for twenty years and I only have wonderful memories of all those years. Once I told Kenny that he was truly the kindest person I knew and that I had never heard him raise his voice to anyone.... he got red in the face and said that it was good that I didn’t follow him all around the store! What a kind, compassionate leader that Publix was so fortunate to have for so long . Thank you for all your help with pharmacy paperwork and those stinker customers. My life has been better for knowing you and your sweet family. May God hold you in his hands and give you rest and peace. What a legacy your sons have!

Gary Nichols

February 14, 2020

I had the opportunity to work with Kenny in several capacities. He was one of the most compassionate people I had the privilege to know. Kenny was the epitome of what a servant leader should be. Thank you for your friendship and know that you positively impacted many lives. You will be greatly missed!

Adrian Boyd

February 14, 2020

Kenny was such a nice gentleman and friend. Publix has lost a phenomenal employee. Our prayers to his family.

Joe and Linda Kennedy

February 14, 2020

Kenny, Cindy and family have been our good neighbors for many years. We have watched Kenny work long hours and days for Publix over the years. He was looking forward to retirement so it was heartbreaking to find out he was ill about the time he retired. A wonderful memory we have of him was one time when I happened to mention to Cindy that we could not find Coke at our Publix one day. She told Kenny and guess what within a couple of hours Kenny drove up to our house and brought us Coke from his store. That is just the way he was. He went through life being kind in a quiet way. We rejoice with him that he has been reunited with his beloved wife Cindy and his daughter Suzanne and is free of disease. Rest In Peace our dear neighbor. Praying for Bret and Brad during this difficult time. Joe and Linda

Jim Hill

February 14, 2020

A word of Thanks for the leadership and direction. But, more importantly, the lasting Friendship that developed that will forever be cherished.

FROM THE FAMILY