Richard Carl Collins, 68 of Middleburg, Florida passed away Saturday, November 11, 2023, after suffering from heart complications.
Rick was born in Norfolk, NE to Bob D. and DeVoe Collins on November 26, 1954. He was a 1973 graduate of Wahpeton High School in Wahpeton, ND. He married Debra Gira on August 23, 1975, in Fargo, ND
Ricks career started with his family at the Daily News and the County Press newspapers as a photographer in Wahpeton ND and continued over the years in advertising sales and production with other publications. He was employed with the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, FL for several years before retiring. Rick loved surf fishing on the Atlantic Ocean off St. Augustine, FL, and hunting with his grandson Rylee.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Cristine Collins, and nephew Matthew Snyder.
Rick is survived by his wife Debbie, daughters Cassie (John) Malone, Katie (Gary) Cooper, and Kellie (Chris) Henry grandchildren Rylee Cooper, Baylee Malone, and Aria Henry all from Middleburg, FL, brother Greg (Jane) Collins, Hastings, MN, sister Jacqueline Snyder, Fleming Island, FL, nephews Nathan, Adam, Grant, and Logan Collins, nieces, Sallie Doty and Michelle Shearin.