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Mike Elvis Collins

Mike “Elvis” Collins, 65, of Union City, Ind. passed away Wednesday January 20, 2016 at his residence. He was born August 2, 1950 in Union City son of the late Robert and Lillian Tipple Collins. Mike worked at the Union City Body Company and wrote sports column articles in the News Gazette for 20 years. Mike was a UCCHS class of 1968 graduate; huge Elvis Presley fan; belonged to the Professional Bowlers Assoc, loved local sports, was a great supporter of the community, an avid Nascar fan of Ryan Newman.
He leaves to cherish his memory; wife of 25 years, Jeannie Butcher Collins; children, Kimberly Gilbert of Dayton, Ohio, Krista (Scott) Hoggatt, Robert Michael (Mindy) Collins both of U.C., Ohio, Ryan (Lisa) Collins of U.C., Ind., Ross Collins, Michael J. Collins both of Greenville, Ohio, Tony (Jamie) Neal of Anderson, Ind., Penny Ingle of U.C., Ind.; 29 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; siblings, Linda (Gary) Furby, Sandy Lawrence, Debbie (Bill) Lewis, Jerry (Serena) Collins, Robin (Ted) Pechie, Tammy (Rick) Lane; several nieces and nephews also.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents; son, John Neal; great granddaughter, Alana Keel.
Visitation is 12 Noon-2:00 P.M. Saturday January 23, 2016 at the Reichard Funeral Home Inc. 400 W. Deerfield Rd. Union City, Ind. Funeral services are 2:00 P.M. Saturday also at the funeral home with the Rev. George Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in the Union City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions should be directed to the Union City Athletic boosters or Mississinawa Valley Athletic boosters with envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolence may be expressed at www.reichardfh.com.

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Mike's family, So sorry to hear about Mike. God bless your family and treasure all your memories.

Roy & Pam Younger Jan 26 2016 12:00 AM

To Mike's Family,
Please accept my Sympathy for your great loss. I had the pleasure of getting to know Mike at WHC Lab/ER over the years. He was always a very kind, gentle man, even pleasant during his suffering. I will miss him. Hold onto your special memories to ease your pain.
Praying for Peace to all your Hearts and Strength for the coming days.

Sherry Echeman Jan 24 2016 12:00 AM

My condolences to the entire family. The class of 68 lost a good one.

Mike Robertson Jan 23 2016 12:00 AM

To the Collins Family:  I am sorry to hear about Mike's death.  It is never easy to lose a loved one no matter the circumstances.  May the promises in God's Word for our loved ones to be brought back to life serve as a source of comfort (Acts 24:15).

James B Jan 23 2016 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Kathy Galentine Jan 22 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Mike's passing.  He has fought a long hard battle and will now be at peace.I know how hard it will be for his family, but a time will come when you look at his photo with smiles  and not sadness. Mike ...please say Hello to my brother!!!

Jim/Judi (Fulk) Michael Jan 22 2016 12:00 AM

Jeannie I always liked Mike alot he never had a bad thing to say about anyone. I enjoyed talking with you and Mike in the summer on your golf cart so sorry for your loss.

Kelly Price Jan 22 2016 12:00 AM

Jeannie and family,
Please know how very sorry we are to hear of Mike's passing.. I have fond memories of visiting back and forth, especially as kids.. So glad we were able to see each other these last few years..  I will miss him forever..  Love and hugs..  Pat and Howard..

Howard and Pat Collins Thomas Jan 21 2016 12:00 AM

Thoughts & Prayers to you and your whole family. So sorry for your loss. Mike was 1 of a kind and he will be missed by all. Rest in Peace Mike.

Cindy Enicks Jan 21 2016 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss

Randi Rose Jan 21 2016 12:00 AM

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