Zack, our 98-year-old Monarch was born January 1, 1921 to Marshall and Gussie Berry Collins in Manteo, North Carolina on Roanoke Island. He is preceded by his parents, his 1st wife Alma, daughter Leolus, sisters Naomi Augusta and Naomi Augusta, brothers Reginal, Claude, Vincent, twin brother Herbert, Darmon, Randolph and Franks.
During his U.S. Coast Guard Career, he traveled the world. He Received many accommodations and citations. He was a War Veteran and retired from Civil Service. Fishing and Hunting was his lifelong hobbies. He received numerous trophies and awards. He was an expert marksman. He was a Golden Glove Boxer. On the morning of July 25, his 44th Wedding Anniversary he recited “The Lord’s Prayer”, closed his eyes and went to sleep.
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife Bernice; daughters Anna and Tracie; sons Eagle and Kelford; brother-in-law Chuck Hester; sister-in- law Naomi Fields; grandsons, granddaughters, great grands, nieces, nephews, In laws, cousins, special cousin Estelle, “Hunting Buddies” Marvin, Cecil, Kenny and “Hunting Dogs”.