Michael E. Colvin, 68, died on October 13, 2020 at Marion General Hospital due to complications from Covid-19. Mike was born July 3, 1952 to the late Monna Owens and Richard Colvin. Mike grew up in Gas City, IN and graduated from Mississinewa High School in 1970 with his favorite activity being theater. He married Rachel Brookshire January 14, 1972 because he fell in love with her and her new Camaro. He successfully transitioned from city to country life and was taken under the wing of his father in law, Loren Brookshire, where he began his career in farming. To help make ends meet he worked for the United States Postal Service as a sub which later became his full-time employment where he worked for 31 years. Mike made sure that the mail went through regardless of the weather and many times that meant being pulled out of the ditch during a heavy snow and still delivering the mail well after the sun went down. After retiring from the Postal Service he remained an active member of the United Postmasters of America. Somehow during those busy years he managed to become the go-to guy in the area for installing and maintaining satellite dishes. Mike did what it took to support his family and he did it with hard work and dedication. These character traits are something that his boys will never forget.
Mike was well-known throughout the community by so many people for so many different reasons. Of all the ways he might have been known, one of them stood out among the rest and that was his role as Grandad. He loved spending time with his grandkids which included taking them to plays, a mystery train ride, breakfasts, Red Lobster (where he holds the unofficial title for most shrimp eaten) and teaching them card games like Euchre, Polish Poker and 31. He attended College Wesleyan Church. He was also a member of the Lions Club, the American Legion Post 313, VFW, Moose Lodge and recently began attending a men's group in Upland that he often talked about.
Mike enjoyed karaoke, being a DJ, cruising around the world, fishing, football, popcorn, Rush Limbaugh, Red Pop, big screen TVs, Petey, new cars and other drivable toys.
He is survived by his wife Rachel (Brookshire) of 48 years, his sons Joe (Elizabeth) and Greg (Megan), his grandchildren Nick (Morgan), Sydney (Aaron) Piper, Holland, Charlie, Jackson, Ben, Harrison, London, Lincoln, Crisiya, Tariya, Ireland, Eddie, Hudson, Eden and Edison, and great granddaughter Genevieve, sisters Vickie May and Paula Owens.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Gary and Tim Owens, brother-in-law Tom May and granddaughter Dakota Colvin.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Fairmount Chapel of Armes-Hunt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 415 S. Main Street, Fairmount, Indiana where visitation will be on Friday, October 16, 2020 from 3-7 PM and Saturday, October 17, from 10-11 AM prior to the 11AM Service on Saturday with Pastor Glenn Blossom officiating. There will be an American Legion Service Saturday at 11 AM at the beginning of the funeral service. Burial will be at Park Cemetery, Fairmount.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Mike to Hands of Grace Guatemala
(www.handsofgrace.net). He was very proud of this ministry founded by Doug and Holly Harrold.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.armeshuntfuneralhome.com
"ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY"
"My husband and I graduated with Mike. We last saw him at our son Tommy Davis funeral a year ago, when he gave his condolences, so sorry?"
"Rachel and family:
Dale and I are so sorry to hear of Mikes passing. Our prayers are with you all.
Dale & Debby Egle"
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Rachel and the family. Harlan and Wanda Haisley. Brenda Haisley Shaffer."
"Dear Rachel and family, Mike will be remembered by us for the friendship we shared through the years. Rachel and Mike were so good to us as newlyweds and we so enjoyed the times at church and the Young Marrieds group (45 years ago), parties, movie nights with the (then new to all of us) Satellite stream, the boating outings, and the Karaoke evenings, listening to him sing. I was thinking of a word to describe Mike, it would be Charismatic. He was a great guy ? a good friend and neighbor. He was interested in people and in helping people and that drew them to him. We will miss him and pray that the memories you have will comfort you. "
"Rachel and family was saddened to hear of the passing of Mike. I\'m sure you have a lot of great MEMORIES to help ease the sorrow. I Thinking of you in my thoughts and prayers. You were always a good friend . Debbie RICKS Huffma "
"Rachel & boys & families, I will miss those phone calls to ask me about something or someone, give me a hard time or just call to chat like the day he did when he tested positive for Covid 19. We have the memory of you & Mike bringing sump pump in & both you & Mike helping us man a basement flooding all night or the time you were visiting & it was past my Mike?s bedtime & he said you could stay but he was going to bed. Yes Mike reminded him of that over the years. We loved the trips with you both even though my Mike woke you both to get on the road at 4 am. True friendship! So many wonderful memories of a friend that will never be forgotten or replaced but has left us heartbroken. I?m sure Mike is having a big reunion in Heaven with those he loved that have gone on before us. We have the assurance we will be reunited some day. "
"So very, very sorry, Rachel! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
"Rachel and family,
We send our deepest condolences in learning of your loss of Mike. It is unimaginable. Please know we send our love and pray that you will find comfort in your fondest memories.
Cathy and Mike"
"Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one. We are thinking of you and your family . Alan and Anita Hughes/Canton Georgia"
"I met Mike through the postal service not knowing we had relation in common. We traveled together with the Posaster group and became great friends. Mike was easy to be friends with. Every positive adjective decribes Mike. He will be missed more than he could imagine."
"Rachel and family Mike and I were so sorry to hear of Mikes passing! Sending prayers for you all at this difficult time!"
"R.I.P! Hug our family for me! Love Teresa Voland"
"Me and my daughter first met Mike on a Cruise he was seated at our dinner table and we became friends immediately Mike told us about his family and how proud he was .of his childten and grand children and how he was looking forward to cruising with is better half .Mike was such a kind man and will be missed . You won big my friend your \"Angel Wings\" Rest Peacefully in Heaven my friend ? "
"Sending our deepest sympathy to Rachel and the entire Colvin family. We are truly saddened with Mike\'s passing. He did so much for the Gas City Moose Lodge and the Fairmount American Legion. We will miss his friendship deeply. Greg and Brenda Hensley"