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1 of 12 | Posted by: Iris - Friend

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“SORRY TO HEAR OF HIS PASSING AND nORMAS HAD NOT SEEN THEM FOR ALONG TIME THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILY ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: betty wills - chillicothe, OH

“I was shocked to hear of Darrell 's passing. Way, way too soon. He loved good food, and coffee! I have many pleasant memories of going out to eat...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Mike Blake - Columbus, OH

“very sad to hear of Darrell and Norma passing they were very nice people thoughts and prayers for their families. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: barbara kalember - mesa, AZ

“So sorry to hear of Darrell and Normas passing. They were a wonderful couple and great friends! Prayers for the family! ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Steve Morton - Chillicothe, OH

“Sorry to hear about Darrell. I was in the same graduating class with him. We went to Boot Camp together in the Army together. Will be keeping...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: rodney dilley - Chillicothe, OH

“Bill and I have suffered a great loss ,in your passing.We are reminded of the many fun times we had ,with you and Norm.We loved going on our hiking...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Carolyn Lizak - Chillicothe, OH

“We were so shocked to hear of Darrell's passing that was just much too soon. He was so very friendly..... his smile and happy out-going way never...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Jack and Karen (Donahue) Edler - OH

“What a beautiful couple they were. My deepest condolences for your family. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Vicki Collins/Small - Columbus, OH

“Darrell was a great friend and he will be missed! RIP ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Gary Black - Columbus, OH

“I am so very sorry to hear of Darrell and Norma's passing. The family is in my thoughts and prayers ❤ ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Kezia Fleshman - Chillicothe, OH


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Darrell Eugene Collins, Jr., of Apache Junction, died on February 3th, 2021, after a brief illness.

He was born August 18, 1947 in Ross County Ohio to the late Darrell Eugene Collins, Sr and Clarabell Chaney Collins. He married Norma Kay Collins on July 23, 1966, who died on February 4th, 2021. Darrell has two surviving children, Brian D. Collins, Tina M. Collins and two grandchildren Gage (Lexi) and Maddy, who he loved so deeply. Darrell also had 5 siblings, Wayne, Bob, Jimmy and Mary.

Darrell was extremely handy and really enjoyed jumping in to help on projects. He had a heart of gold. His smile was infectious and he was always learning and planning adventures. In Arizona they enjoyed the outdoors and made another entire family of friends. Darrell so loved being a grandfather and anyone he met pretty much felt the pride he had in Gage and Maddy. Dad and Maddy had a connection like no other from the very first minute he laid eyes on her. He would talk about what a great and hard working man Gage has grown up to be and was so proud. He loved us all fiercely. Mom and dad came home in June and dad was so diligent about visiting people, he said he wanted to do it while he was able to enjoy them. Today please take a minute to remember Darrell and his love of adventure and life.

Respecting his wishes there will not be a service.