Paul E. Collins, Jr., 46 years, of Bryan, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at his residence. Paul was born on December 15, 1969 in Bryan, Ohio, the son of Paul E. and Joyce E. (Gyurnek) Collins, Sr. He was employed by JCIM as a tow motor operator for the past 10 years. He attended New Life Worship Center, Bryan. He was a member of Bryan Eagles Aerie 2233, the Northwest Borders pool league, and a Union Steward at JCIM. In his free time, he enjoyed riding his Harley, shooting pool, and spending time with his daughter Haylee.
Surviving is his daughter, Haylee Collins of Bryan; father, Paul E. Collins, Sr. of Bryan; five brothers, Joseph (Nicole) Collins of Bryan, Jason Collins of Bryan, Jarrod (Shanna) Collins of Bryan, Joshua Collins of West Unity and Jacob Collins of Bryan; companion, Kasandra of Ethelsville, Alabama; former companion, Amanda Grymonprez of Bryan and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce E. Collins; four grandparents, and nephew, Caleb Collins.
A celebration of life for Paul E. Collins Jr. will be held Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in New Life Worship Center, 14451 County Road C, Bryan with Pastor Mark Holbrook officiating. Interment will take place in Ney Cemetery, Ney, Ohio. Arrangements are under the care of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 206 North Lynn Street, Bryan.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial donations be given to an educational fund to be established for his daughter, Haylee.