Martin Eugene Collison, Sr. of Denton, MD, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at the Caroline Nursing Home in Denton. He was 93 years old.
Born within a mile of where he lived all of his life on February 13, 1926, Mr. Collison was the son of the late John Martin Collison and Bertha Elizabeth Henry Collison. His wife, Gladys M. Collison, passed away on September 28, 2005.
Mr. Collison was a Merchant Marine and then joined the U.S. Marines. He retired in 1986 from E.I. DuPont in Seaford where he had been a mechanic. In 1962, he started Collie’s Outboard Service which he owned and operated until 1986. He was a founding member of the Choptank River Yacht Club in Denton, a member of Caroline American Legion Post 29, and was a Master Mason at Temple Lodge #128 A.F.&A.M. in Denton. He had been an avid boater, a great friend to all who knew him, and a wonderful father and grandfather.
Mr. Collison is survived by two sons: Martin E. Collison, Jr. (Zelie) of Greensboro, MD and J. Patrick Collison (Christine) of Denton; three daughters: Elaine M. LeCompte (William) of Greensboro, MD, Donna Jean Wadkins (Richard) of Greenwood, DE, and Beverly A. Dyer (Pat) of Federalsburg, MD; 9 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. As a child, he was predeceased by an infant sister, Susan.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM on Thursday, March 14th, at the Moore Funeral Home, P.A. located at 12 S. Second Street in Denton where friends may call from 6 until 8 on Wednesday evening with a Masonic Memorial Service being held at 7 PM. The family will also greet friends one hour prior to the funeral service on Thursday. The interment will follow in Denton Cemetery.
If friends wish to send memorial donations, the family suggests sending them to Denton Volunteer Fire Company, 400 Fifth Ave., Denton, MD 21629 or to Compass Regional Hospice, 160 Coursevall Drive, Centreville, MD 21617.
Denton Volunteer Fire Company
400 S. Fifth Avenue, Denton MD 21629
Compass Regional Hospice
255 Comet Drive, Centreville MD 21617