OBITUARY: Michael Thomas ‘Mike’ Collins


Michael Thomas “Mike” Collins, age 66, a resident of Columbia, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2024, at Maury Regional Medical Center after a short illness.

Born March 9, 1958, in Rochester, New York, Mike was the son of Edgar “Barry” Collins and the late Roberta Brown Collins.

Mike was a forklift operator for the General Motors/Ryder Company. He loved motorcycles and animals. Mike cared deeply for his family and was always willing to lend a hand.

In addition to his father, Mike is survived by his stepmother: Judy Collins; brother: Donald (Margaret) Collins of Walworth, NY; sister: Marie Collins (Ken Bulman) of Ontario, NY; stepbrothers: Wayne (Patricia) Jones of Columbia, Randy (Sherry) Jones of Mt. Pleasant and Scott Jones of Shelbyville; special cousin: Sue Reber of Brockport, NY; 2 nieces and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother and his grandparents.

A celebration of Mike’s life will be held at 7:00 PM on Monday, June 3, 2024, in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Home with Rev. Dave Baker officiating. The family will also receive friends on Monday, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Heritage Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or your local animal shelter.


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