JELLICO, TN (WLAF) – Former long time school board member J.L. “Sarge” Collins passed away early Saturday morning at Beech Tree Manor at Jellico.  Collins legacy on the board lives on through the current BOE Chairman.  He was the person who encouraged current Chairman of the Campbell County Board of Education Crystal Creekmore to consider serving on the school board.

TOP PHOTO:  Collins is shown at the 2015 dedication of the J.L. “Sarge” Collins Learning Center at Jellico.  Creekmore is to the left (in the red jacket)

Funeral arrangements are complete and are being handled by Cox & Son Funeral Home of Jellico.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/17/2019-10AM-PHOTO COURTESY OF JELLICO HIGH SCHOOL)