Funeral services for John Michael "Mike" Collins of Lake Providence will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 16, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church of Lake Providence with the Rev. Owen Peyton officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery in Bastrop under direction of Cox Funeral Home of Lake Providence. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Cox Funeral Home, Lake Providence.
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Mike was a member of First United Methodist Church and was employed by Delta Bank as vice-president. He was an active member of the Lake Providence Rotary Club where he served as a past president. He was also a member of the La. Banker's Association.
Mike was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. A beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Campbell Collins and Loretta Wentworth Collins and a brother, James "Spunky" Collins.
Survivors include his wife, Lee Collins of Lake Providence; son, John Michael Collins II and his wife Stacy of River Ridge; son, David Campbell Collins of Shreveport; granddaughter, Claire Sydney Collins; grandaughter, Madeline Sarah Collins; brother, Frank Collins of Bastrop and sister, Mollie Dunn of Monroe.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Sheldon Anderson, Stan Anderson, Christopher Bickley, Mark Buntyn, John Godwin, Scott Latham and Paul LeBeau.
Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise from Jan. 14 to Jan. 19, 2010