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Charles F. “Chuck” Collett

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Charles F. “Chuck” Collett of Wilmington died Monday, Nov. 28, at Clinton Memorial Hospital. He was 89.

Chuck was born July 31, 1922, in New Burlington, the son of Robert D. and Mary Stanfield Collett. He was a member of the New Burlington Friends Meeting, and was a veteran of the US Army Air Corps. He served from 1942–45 with the 438th Troop Carrier Group (Glider Corps). He owned and operated Collett Hardware in Spring Valley and Collett Hardware and Collett Gas Service in Wilmington with his brother Don. He loved playing golf, singing and spending winters in Florida.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents and by two brothers, Robert D. “Don” Collett and Rev. S. E. Collett. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca (Miars) Collett, children Robert (Susan) Collett of Millersburg, Connie Collett of Yellow Springs, Steve (Karla) Collett of Wilmington and Nancy (Steve) Dal Pian of Port Charlotte, Fla. and by 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Virginia Collett of Xenia and Evelyn Collett of Escondido, Calif., as well as several nieces and nephews and many close friends. Chuck will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Services will be held Thursday, Dec.1, 10 a.m., at Neeld Funeral Home in Xenia, with Pastor Mike McCormick and Jim Ellis officiating. Visitation will be held from 5–8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in New Burlington Cemetery. Contributions may be made to New Burlington Friends Meeting, c/o Danny Jones, 9445 Compton Road, Waynesville, OH, 45068. Condolences may be made to the family at


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