Obituary: Mark Allen Collins

Mark Allen Collins of Houston died June 2. He was 66.

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Mark Allen Collins of Houston died June 2. He was 66. He was born July 1, 1955, in Dallas to Dale and Betty Collins. He was a loving husband and friend to Lisa, his high school sweetheart with whom he celebrated their 47th anniversary on May 31. Collins worked as CEO and president of Gulf Coast Pump and Supply more than four decades. Friends and family knew him as a natural storyteller who loved the outdoors and as a Christian who always was willing to share the gospel with those he met. His heart’s desire was to be a godly man, a loving husband, a compassionate father, a faithful brother and a devoted son. He was preceded in death by his mother Betty Lou Collins, and he entered into eternity with four grandsons, Waylon, Carson, Hudson and Bryson Collins. He is survived by his wife Lisa Scarbrough Collins; son Christopher Collins and his wife Misti; son Dustin Collins and his wife Shelta; son Matthew Collins and his wife Susie; grandchildren Boston, Olivia and Jack Collins; father Dale Collins; brothers Mike and Glen Collins; and sisters Brenda Cherry and Karen Mitcham. The family will receive visitors June 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Houston Northwest Church. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. June 11 at Champion Forest Baptist Church in Houston.


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