Wesley B. Collins Sr., 67, a retired employe of the Federal Reserve System and a former president of the Far Northeast-Southeast Council of Civic Associations, died Saturday at The Washington Home. He had a heart ailment.
Mr. Collins worked for the Federal Reserve System for 35 years. He was a lithographer in the graphic arts section when he retired in 1978.
As president of the Far Northeast-Southeast Council of Civic Associations, he was credited with leading the council's efforts to influence highway planning in the city. In 1972, the council received the Washington Star-News Cup for its role in helping plan the Kenilworth corridor of Interstate Rte. 295.
Mr. Collins also served four terms as president of the Eastland Gardens Civic Association.
He was a lifelong resident of Washington and a graduate of Dunbar High School and Howard University. He was a member of the choir at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Washington.
Survivors include his wife, Mae E., and a son, Army Staff Sgt. Wesley B. II, both of Washington; another son, Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael O., of El Paso, Tex.; three brothers, Lawrence H. and William, both of Washington, and Arthur, of Columbia, S.C., and two grandsons.