Paul Alvin Collin, 77, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma passed away Thursday, January 28, 2021 in Oklahoma City.
He was born September 28, 1943 to John and Mary (White) Collin in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Paul was raised in Shawnee and graduated with the class of 1961 from Shawnee High School.
He married Sharon Kissell on August 17, 1979 in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Paul worked for Shawnee Public Schools until going to work for Tecumseh Public Schools in 1989. He worked for Titan Security and worked security at OU Football games.
He loved to work, cook, share recipes and being outdoors. He enjoyed spending time with the grandkids, building chicken pens, having weekend fire pits and roasting marshmallows with the family. He enjoyed working at the IFYR each summer. Meeting new people and sharing stories were things he thrived on. He had a love for OU and worked security and other jobs for OU athletics for 23 plus years. He was at every home and most away games and was a part of many bowl games. Many people at OU were like family to him. He has worked at Tecumseh schools since 1989 where he was in his element. He’s had many adventures during his time at the school from preparing the athletic fields for game days, participating in alumni banquets and maintenance for the school buildings. He acquired the name “Do It All Paul”. He most recently spent his time in the halls of Tecumseh Middle school where the teachers and staff were like family. His highlight was working around the kids. He truly enjoyed helping the kids in need and many of them were known as “Paul’s Pals”.
He was preceded in death by his son, Paul Collin, Jr.; and his parents, John and Mary Collin.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Collin of the home; 4 daughters, Erin and Tray Ashcraft of Tecumseh, OK, Kelli Spurlock of CA, Angela Hunter, CA and Nikki Fulleylove, CA; 2 sons, Anthony and Stacie Collin of CA and Donnie Knehans of Tecumseh, OK; 15 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Jane Collin, FL and Mary Coughlin of Norman, OK; and other extended family and many friends.
The family has requested that donations be made to Tecumseh Middle School Science Department in lieu of flowers.
Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Paul Alvin Collin, please visit our floral store.