Mitchell Collins

November 10, 1948 ~ May 22, 2022 (age 73)


Sumter, SC ….. Mitchell Collins, age 73, died on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at his residence.

Born in Mullins, SC, he was the son of the late Coy Collins and Mary Winford Martin Collins.  Mitchell graduated from Furman High School and then joined the U.S. Air Force.  He served for four years and then went to the University of South Carolina, where he earned his bachelor’s degree.  After graduating, he went to work for Westinghouse in Sumter.  Westinghouse later became the Eaton Corporation.  Mitchell worked for Eaton for over 30 years as a computer systems manager.  He loved to play golf and enjoyed traveling, especially to the beach.  He will be remembered as a very loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and friend.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by; two daughters, Heidi Nichole Coursey and her husband Billy and Heather Maree Collins both of Sumter; a brother, Charles Collins, and his wife Starr of Columbia; a sister, Ann Lighthill of Sumter; four grandchildren, Jodi O’Conner and her husband Josh, Dalton Coursey, Bates McCutchen, and Holdyn Coursey; two great grandchildren, Owen O’Conner and Talan O’Conner and a special friend, Jackie Barr of Sumter.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sumter United Ministries, 36 S Artillery Dr, Sumter, SC 29150.

The family wishes to express a special thank you to Dr. James Smith of McLeod Health Oncology, Dr. Alton Jordan, and Homestead Hospice for all their loving and compassionate care.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 11:00 am at Sumter Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bates McCutchen Billy Coursey, Charles Collins and Dalton Coursey.

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Graveside Service
May 26, 2022

11:00 AM
Sumter Cemetery
700 W Oakland Ave
Sumter, SC 29150

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