Mister Merrill Collins, the Maryland Sergeant at Arms for the Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club, died suddenly and unexpectedly on the eve of Rolling Thunder, May 24, while camping with his Red and Black brothers from the Vietnam Vets and Second Brigade Motorcycle Clubs.
Collins was born January 11, 1957 in Salisbury, Maryland and he served with the 82nd Airborne Division. He is respectfully and lovingly remembered by his club brothers. An officer in his club said, “You hear about brothers who in a time of need will give you one of the two dollars they have. Mister would give you both and the shirt off his back. He was a man, a biker, a Vietnam Vet and a proud member of the Red and Black. He was a brother.”
Mister Collins was a prototype engineering machinist at K & L Microwave, Inc. in Salisbury for the last 18 years of his life. His friends knew him as a talented artist.
In addition to his club brothers, he is survived by his wife Beverly Ann; his son Stevie Mister Collins and his daughter in law Ashley; his grandchildren Autumn Nicole Truitt and Anthony Lee Truitt; three sisters, Brenda Smart, Cinda Allison and Cathy Helgeson; his five blood brothers, Jerry, Buddy, Gary, Hiram and Zeke; and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may visit with Mister a final time this Saturday, May 31 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Short Funeral Home in Delmar. The family asks that kickstands be up at 2:30 for a procession to his home for a celebration of his life.
Instead of flowers, his family requests that memorial contributions be made in his memory to the Mister Collins Family Bereavement Fund at the Hebron Savings Bank.
Mister Merrill Collins was just 57. This is a better world because he was born into it.
Requiscant In Pace