OBITUARY

Michael Joseph Collins

November 24, 1962July 13, 2021
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Michael Joseph Collins, 58, of Oviedo, Florida passed from this world to his Heavenly home on July 13, 2021. A Florida native, he was born to Robert and Shirley Collins on November 24, 1962 in Miami, FL.

Mike was an avid outdoorsman, and his lifelong passion was fishing. While he favored deep-sea fishing, he would hold any kind of fishing pole in any kind of stream. His passions ranged from surfing and baseball in his younger years, followed by many years of golfing and hunting. A popular Oviedo Flag Football coach, Mike mentored players for six years, until his youngest son aged out of the program. Mike lived and breathed University of Miami Football, and was a loyal Miami Dolphins fan.

Mike was a successful entrepreneur, following in not only his grandfather’s, but also his father’s footsteps. His first venture was D&D Promotional Products established in 1991. Having grown up in the ambulance industry, Mike wanted to return to his roots, so in 2007 he established and built 24Seven Graphic Design & Supply, specializing in emergency vehicle graphics. Mike garnered unparalleled respect for to his commitment to excellence.

Most of all, Mike cherished his family: His wife of 30 years, Paula Theobald Collins, and sons Austin, Sean and Ryan. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for his family and friends. Those who knew him could attest to his kind, thoughtful and generous nature.

In addition to his family, Mike is survived by his mother, Shirley Castillo Collins of Melbourne Florida; brothers Bob Collins (Alvana) of Winter Park, FL and Don Collins (Tina) of Orlando, FL, sister Brenda Sincaglia (Nick) of Naperville, IL; nieces and nephews Robby (Cheyenne), Melissa, Matthew (Hannah), Megan (Thomas), Collin, Molly; and grandnephews Caiden, Riley, Waylon and Oliver. Mike was predeceased by his father, Robert Rice Collins.

Mike’s Celebration of Life with reception will be held Sunday, July 25 at 1pm at Baldwin Fairchild at Chapel Hill, 2420 Harrell Rd, Orlando. Dress is casual, fishing shirts optional. To attend virtually please log on to https://youtu.be/9VHC_4P8XSo

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Sunday, July 25, 2021

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Michael Joseph Collins

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Garvin Hendrickson

July 25, 2021

God, places some people in your life who makes a silent impact on your life without you even knowing they have, until they're gone. Mike you were such a person to me. Through the way you treat others to the charismatic way you did business and make everyone feel comfortable. You were easy to talk to and easy to work with. Nothing seemed to be a huge challenge even when it was. You were watched and admired as how to treat people. I keep expecting you to snatch open my office door yelling "sike I fooled you all." Knowing that's not happening is heartbreaking. YOU WILL DEFINITELY BE MISSED!
Thanks for having an impact. And for setting an example of how to bring out the best in others.

Scott Barnes

July 23, 2021

Mike - you left us too soon. Keep the bait fresh, lines tight and the beer cold. I'll see you someday to help reel them in!

You leave a big hole and I'll miss you every day!

Gretchen Peters

July 22, 2021

Mike,
I will miss your sense of humor and smile most of all. I'm so glad I got to laugh and cut up with you my last 2 visits to REV.
I thought it was just too cute that you actually held out your finger to touch the kitten last visit!
I am blessed to have known you and worked with you for so many years. Until we meet again...

Manny R.

July 21, 2021

Saying goodbye
Was the hardest thing to do.
I never thought I would,
Especially not to you.
You always listened
And knew what to say,
Knew when to give a hug
When I was having a bad day.
No one will ever take your place.
I can always promise you this.
It's hard to find someone like you,
So know you'll always be missed.
Describing you isn’t easy,
To many good things to say,
To many plans that we have,
Thanks for helping me to be a better men.
I’ll honor your name my friend,
until we reunite drinking martinis in some bar in heaven.
With love…. “Peanut

Ruth Gabaud

July 20, 2021

Mike was a kind hearted person. His smile was infectious. He worked with integrity and professionalism. We offer our condolences to the Collins Family!

Kristen Williams

July 19, 2021

Hi Family,
Mike was my brother. I grew up with his family and was as close to him as his baby sister Brenda was. I knew him on a close personal level, but now I wish I knew more. I have stories to tell but wouldn’t unless you knew him. He was the best. He taught me a lot and he never even knew it. I love you Mike so much. RIP

Melea Bell

July 19, 2021

May love, peace and wonderful memories be in all of your hearts forever. Our deepest condolences.
Love, Melea and Charlie

Craig Olsen

July 19, 2021

Mike was a wonderful person. Always good for a laugh and always willing to help anyone. Prayers are sent for Paula and the rest of the family.

Tim Miller

July 19, 2021

Ann and I are shocked to hear this news, and send our love and prayers to Paula and the entire family. Mike was a great friend, who was always selfless in all he did. He put others first. Mike was kind, thoughtful and someone we are proud to have known and be in our lives. We were blessed to know Mike.........he will be greatly missed.

Tim and Ann Miller

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