CLAYPOOL — Mitchel Collins, 73, Claypool, died 4:50 p.m. Dec. 31, 2015, at Select Specialty Hospital, Fort Wayne. Collins was born Nov. 22, 1942, to Sam and Cloria (Conley) Collins.
Mitchel graduated from Sidney High School in 1961. He then joined the Army and served in the Vietnam War. After the Army he worked for Whitley Products, Pierceton, as a tool and die maker and retired after 27 years. He was an avid wood carver.
Mitchel married Evelyn F. Taylor on Oct. 5, 1963.
He is survived by his wife: Evelyn; two sons: David Collins, Warsaw; and Matthew Collins, Warsaw; one brother: Estel (Donna) Collins, Pittsboro; two sisters: Leana (John) Heinlein, Plymouth, and Lessie (Merl) Montel, Pierceton; and two grandchildren.
Mitchel is proceeded in death by his parents: Sam and Cloria (Conley) Collins, and his brother: Wetzel Collins.
There will be no calling or services for Mitchel Collins.
McKee Mortuary Inc., North Manchester, is in charge of arrangements.