Born June 26, 1933, at Mud Fork, he was a son of the late Herbert and Lydia Sturgill Collins. Also preceding him in death was one daughter, Debbie Pollock; three sisters, Jessie Mandola, Mary Duncan and Pauline Williamson, and one brother, Tom Dillon.
Clyde worked at Caterpillar Tractor, served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion Post 103 Firing Squad. He enjoyed Bluegrass music, playing the banjo and guitar, collecting coins and spending time with his dogs.
Those he left to cherish his memory include his loving companion and caregiver for 16 years, Arlena Mann; two daughters, Kathy (Chris) Kingery of Painesville, Ohio, and Linda (Brian) Morgan of Madison, Ohio; one son, Clyde (Kim) Collins Jr. of Madison, Ohio; one sister, Betty (Carl) Hendricks of Chapmanville; eight grandchildren, Jason Collins, Jeff (Mandy) Collins, Nathan Collins, William Pollock, David Pollock, Jesse Titus, Gene Titus and Lisa Titus, and three great-grandchildren, Rowan Collins, Jesse Titus Jr. and Joshua Allman.
Services will be held at noon Thursday, October 15, at the Freeman Funeral Home with Rev. Jeremy D. Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Vance Cemetery at Copperas Mine Road of Holden.
Pallbearers will be Jason Collins, Jeff Collins, Nathan Collins, Jesse Titus, Gene Titus, William Pollock and David Pollock.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Freeman Funeral Home of Chapmanville is in charge of the arrangements.