Retired SMSgt. James Richard “Dick ”McCollum, age 86, of Fort Walton Beach, FL, passed away on June 2, 2018. He was born to Robert and Rebecca McCollum on March 22, 1932 in Carrollton, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Alfred McCollum. Dick lived an honorable career of 26 years in the United States Air Force. As a Veteran of Foreign Wars, he served in both Korea and Vietnam. He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, LuAnn and Dennis Abeene; two nephews, Larry McCollum and John McCollum; two nieces, Leta Barger and Muggins Watts. Interment will be at Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, FL on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 1:30 P.M. with full military honors.