Jack L. Collins, 80, of rural Cherokee passed away at 5:35 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2013, at Via Christi Hospital, Pittsburg.
He was born June 12, 1932, in Cherokee, the son of Jack Earl and Okla. (Moore) Collins. He graduated from Cherokee High School. He then went on to Kansas State Teachers College and received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree.
Jack was a Korean War veteran serving two years with the U.S. Army.
On Nov. 3, 1965, he was united in marriage to Mary Mutum in Miami, Okla.
He started his teaching career in Galena, where he was a teacher and assistant coach. He then moved to Moran, where he was a coach, teacher and principal. After that he moved to Pleasanton where he became the Superintendent of Schools for the next 18 years. During his retirement he worked part-time for Bath-Naylor and Friskel Funeral Homes.
Jack was a member of Weir United Methodist Church. Additional memberships were in the United School Administrators of Kansas, USA United School Administrators and the Kansas Athletics Association. He was also an avid golfer and sports fan.
Survivors include his wife Mary.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation is tonight from 7 to 8 o’clock at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Pittsburg.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Banks officiating. Burial will follow in Cherokee City Cemetery.
Condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com. Memorials may be made to the Jack Collins Scholarship fund in Pleasanton and/or Moran; these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home. Services by Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762.
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