Michael Davis Collins, 78 of Wilson passed away Saturday. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson with the family receiving friends immediately following. Rev. Wayne Whitley will officiate.
Michael is survived by his loving wife, Connie Herring Collins; sons, Michael William Collins and wife, Cameron Kirkland of Wilson, and Christopher Lawrence Collins of Wilson; daughter, Heather Collins White of Wilmington; grandchildren, Collins Davis White, Stephen Carter Herring White and William Henry Collins, II, and his sister, Ruffles Collins Clement and husband, William Baxter Clement, III of Southern Pines.
Michael graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a member of Zeta PSI Fraternity and was devoted TarHeel fan. He was an avid waterfowler and sailor, his most enjoyable times were spent in the wilds of Eastern North Carolina.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Michael’s memory to Ducks Unlimited, www.ducks.org.
Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at www.joyners.net.