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Lawrence Edward Collins, Sr.

Lawrence Edward Collins, Sr. died Saturday morning, February 26, 2005 at Highland Park Nursing Home in Okmulgee. He was 74 years of age. Mr. Collins was born June 26, 1930 to Roy and Beatrice (Richey) Collins in Richey, Arkansas. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy. He moved to Tulsa in 1970 where he was a Certified Dental Technician prior to retirement. He returned to Okmulgee in the fall of 2004. Mr. Collins enjoyed gardening and pets, and he truly loved his work and helping people. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Collins, and his wife, Viola (Brooks) Collins. Survivors include his sons, Darel Collins and wife Janie and Larry Collins and wife Jo all of Okmulgee, his mother, Beatrice Weirick of Okmulgee, a brother, Lloyd Collins and wife Leslie of Bernice, grandchildren, Laura Collins of Tulsa, Dustin Collins of Oklahoma City, Carrie Collins of Missouri and Dana Cline of Glenpool, and the mother of his children, Jean Blake of Tulsa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation or the First United Methodist Church Panty, in care of the funeral home. No services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.