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SHREVEPORT, LA - Mark David Collins, 55, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2011. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at Osborn Funeral Home with funeral services following at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Osborn Funeral Home with Rev. Justin Haigler assisted by Chaplain Skip Noble officiating. Interment will follow at Beulah Methodist Church Cemetery in Marthaville, LA.

Mark was born March 13, 1956 with cerebral palsy in Shreveport where he was a lifelong resident. He was an exceptional man and a published poet who lived an exceptional life independently for 28 years. He was a 1976 graduate of Fair Park High School, President of Wheeler-Dealers and a member of Ingleside Baptist Church. Mark was the inspiration and founding member of H.A.P, which is still the only operating civilian group on any military base in the United States.

Mark was preceded in death by his father, Charles Earl Collins, Jr.

He is survived by his mother, Dorla Durr Collins; brothers, Randy Collins and Rick Collins; nieces Catherine Collins and Emily Collins Maddox.

Pallbearers will be Artis, Donnie and Chris Durr, Jeff and Mike Kreeger, and Pam Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will be Jacob Maddox, Buddy Gibson and Allen Womack.

The family requests that memorials be made to the or to the charity of the donor's choice.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Riverview Nursing Center, especially Tim, and also his friends Michelle, Sonny and Shirley.


Published in Shreveport Times from July 25 to July 26, 2011
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