Canton Kent Collins, 50, of Canton, passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2014, at 4 pm, at his residence.
He was born on December 4, 1964 in Canton to Russell and Betty Gilmore Collins.
Surviving are his mother Betty of Canton, three children, Sadie Collins, Sydney Collins, and Cooper Collins all of Canton, one brother Chris (Christine) Collins of Waukesha, WI, one sister Lynn (Jeff) Collins-McCoy of Canton, one grandson Jace Collins and his partner Erika Burgess.
He was preceded in death by his father Russell and one brother Denny (late Liz) Collins
Kent worked for Comcast and later worked for Lewis Industries in Pekin and lastly for Farm King in Canton.
He was an avid bowler having rolled two perfect 300 games. He was a member of the Canton Bowling Association and was a past member of the board of directors. He was also a baseball coach for the Canton Traveling Baseball program and the Canton Park District Baseball League.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 18, 2014, from 4-7 pm, at the Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at the Canton Elks Lodge at Noon.
Cremation rites will be accorded following visitation.
Memorials may be made to an Education Fund for his children C/O CEFCU.
To view his memorial tribute or to leave online condolences please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com.
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