Collins, Sr., Jack Gerard "Senior"
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Jan. 29, 1934 - Feb. 6, 2013
Jack Gerard Collins, Sr., 79, of Sarasota, FL, died on Feb. 6, 2013. Services will be held at 3:00 pm on Sun., at First Sarasota Downtown Baptist Church with private burial in Sarasota Memorial Park. Funeral arrangements by: Toale Brothers Funeral Homes.
Jack is survived by his wife, Barbara Sue, his daughter, Debbie and Joe Bohannon sons, Jack Jr. and Shannon Collins and Chris and Amanda Collins brother in law, Gene and Sylvia Davenport and by his eight grandchildren, Jackie Bohannon-Rhinelander (Jeff), Blair, Cole, Noah, Dallas, JC, Christopher and Taylor Collins.
He was a loving husband to his wife of 57 years Barbara Sue and a devoted father to his three children Debbie, Jack Jr., and Chris and grandfather to 8 grandchildren. He was a man who loved the Lord and his church, First Sarasota Downtown Baptist Church.
He was known as Senior to his friends and family. He was an avid outdoors man and a true southern Gentleman who was a friend & Mentor to countless. He loved to play golf, fish and hunt with his family and friends. He had a strong passion for supporting his community. He was a member of the Sertoma Club and he coached the Apache Junior Football Team in the Ringling Redskins organization for many years. He served in the United States Army, supported junior golf, served as the fundraising chairman for the American Heart Association, and supported numerous charities and causes in his community. He was president and owner of the Sarasota Kennel Club which has been owned and operated by his Family in Sarasota since 1944. He will be so deeply missed & never forgotten as a part of him lives in all of us.
In lieu of Flowers the family would request donations in C/O First Sarasota Downtown Baptist Church 1670 Main Street Sarasota Fl 34236, or Quit Doc Research & Education Foundation Kirk G. Voelker M.D. 1537 State Street Sarasota fl 34236.
Published in Herald Tribune from Feb. 8 to Feb. 9, 2013