Suwannee Democrat

Home

November 20, 2012

Fallen hero Scott Collins remembered

Live Oak — Funeral services for Fireman William Scott Collins, 39, were held on Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Collins passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 13, while at his hunting club in Polk County.

Family, friends and representatives from local agencies gathered to remember Collins and to honor his heroic profession and personality.

Fire trucks led the procession from the First United Methodist Church to Live Oak Cemetery. Before arriving at the final resting place, firefighters parked their trucks on Hwy. 129 in front of the Chamber of Commerce and stood at attention as the fire alarm sounded throughout the city in his honor.

The procession continued to Live Oak Cemetery as people gathered around the graveside to pay their respects to the fallen hero. During a heartfelt moment, a final call was made to FD 8, Collin’s department number, followed by a fly over by Shands.

Funeral services were concluded with Amazing Grace played on bagpipes.

This American hero will be missed by the Live Oak Fire Department, friends and family.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
Suwannee Democrat

Sports
Jasper News

Mayo Free Press

Arrest Record
VIDEO

Features
Meetings
Opinion
AP Video
Entertainment
Must Read
Business Marquee
Election 2014
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
House Ads
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Poll

Did your student take advantage of local summer activities?

Yes, through 4-H or another club.
Yes, through Parks & Recreation.
Yes, summer food service program.
No, they didn’t.
No, we didn’t know there were any.
     View Results