Aug. 15, 1974-July 18, 2019
Donald “Donnie” Eugene Collins Jr. of Natchitoches passed from this life July 18, 2019. He was born Aug. 15, 1974, to Donald E. Collins and Janet Hutson Collins.
Donnie loved and cherished his family and friends and would do anything to help them when he could. In his younger years, his favorite hobby was flying which resulted in him getting his pilot’s license. He also loved the rodeo life and won many champion trophies and awards. But the real love of his life was his son, Conner.
He was employed for many years as an equipment operator with D & D Construction.
Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Conner Reid Collins; mother, Janet Hutson Collins; father, Donald E. Collins and wife Kim; sister, Donna Nelson and husband David; brother, Mark Collins; step-sisters, Haley Vickers, Hanna Freidman and husband Greg, and Kalli Harris; step-brother, Ray Harris; nephews, Timothy Collins, Marcus Collins and wife Stormie; nieces, Lauren Nelson, Brittany Williams and husband Jeremy and a host of extended family and friends.
A memorial service was Friday, Sept. 27 at Red River Cowboy Church where he was a member. Service was officiated by Bro. Clyde Miley. A private burial followed Saturday at Old Bethel Cemetery.