April 30, 1943 - October 21, 2016
Kenneth Lee Collett, age 73 years, a resident of Elkins, WV and Indian Harbour Beach, FL, went to be with the Lord on October 21, 2016. Ken was born on April 30, 1943 in Durbin, WV to the late Paul and Helen (Lockridge) Collett. He was one of three children. He graduated from Elkins High School in 1961. Ken married Sharon Elaine Weese, of Elkins, WV on August 12, 1962 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Oakland, Maryland. They enjoyed 54 years of marriage that included the birth of one daughter, Cara Lynn Collett (Carroll). Ken served in the United States Army National Guard from 1964 to 1974, attaining the rank of Second Lieutenant. Ken worked for Nationwide Insurance in Elkins, WV, Gainesville, FL, and Melbourne, FL for 43 years, before retiring in 2009. Ken was a lifelong car enthusiast. He enjoyed working on cars, as well as racing them. Ken built his own drag racing cars, and entered many local events in Gainesville, FL and Orlando, FL. He owned several antique cars as well as Ford Cobra sports cars. Ken was also very active in aviation. He was an experienced private pilot and owned several airplanes. He also built and flew his own experimental airplane. Ken also greatly enjoyed model aviation. He built and flew many model airplanes and helicopters, and was an active member of model airplane clubs in Gainesville, FL and Melbourne, FL. Ken is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Sharon (Weese) Collett; daughter Cara (Mike) Carroll and their sons Christopher and Nicholas; sister Pauline (Dale) Newlon; brother Jerry (Connie) Collett, as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Orchard Hall, 476 Harper Rd., Elkins, WV, with a reception immediately following. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to either Randolph County Homeless Shelter, 938 S. Davis Ave., Elkins, WV 26241 Phone: (304) 636-5193 or His Place Ministries & Center for Community Outreach, 1824 S. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901. (321) 674-9009.
Kenneth Lee Collett, age 73 years, a resident of Elkins, WV and Indian Harbour Beach, FL, went to be with the Lord on October 21, 2016. Ken was born on April 30, 1943 in Durbin, WV to the late Paul and Helen (Lockridge) Collett. He was one... View Obituary & Service Information
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