Willard L. 'Wild Bill' Collins Jr.

Willard L. "Wild Bill" Collins Jr. 74, of Somerset, IN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at 4:30 a.m., at his home.

Mr. Collins retired from Fisher Body in Marion, where he had worked in machine repair, and also worked at Wabash Paper Coating 26 years. He was a member of the UAW and Wabash Gun Club.

He was born July 2, 1945, in Huntington, to Willard L. Collins Sr. and Geneva Miller Wire. He married Kay Twigg on Nov. 14, 2003, in Swayzee, and she survives.

Additional survivors include three daughters, Brenda (Rick) Tyson, of Wabash; Teresa (Donald) Goodwin, of Texas City, TX; and Willard C. "Bill" (Ruth) Collins, III of Peru; two sons, Wendell Grissell, of Upland, and David Grissell, of Converse; 17 grandchildren, Jana Champagne, Christina Touchstone, Stephanie Haecker, Donald Goodwin Jr., Rick Tyson Jr, Andrew Goodwin, Mikel Collins, Bryce Collins, Chase Collins, Lane Collins, Taylor Collins, Abby Touchstone, Shalee Adams, Dillon Grissell, David Grissell Jr., Travis Wilson and Tiffany Burdette; and 19 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at 4 p.m. at Wabash Friends Church, 3563 S. Ind-13, Wabash, with David Phillips officiating.

Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are to Parkview Cancer Institute Financial Navigators, 11050 Parkview Circle, Fort Wayne, IN 46845.

The memorial guest book may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.