Michael David Collum, age 79, of Glade Spring, Va., passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at Johnston Memorial Hospital. He was born to the late George Dewey Collum, Sr. and Nellie Marie Sherwood Collum
in Seminole, Texas. He joined the United States Navy when he was 17 and spent the majority of his career on the Submarine Force. Michael retired as a Sonar Tech Submarine Chief after 22 years of service. During his time in the Navy, he served as the ships’ photographer, taught sonar, and was also a diver. He was the owner and president of American Pacific Growth in Hawaii.
In addition to his parents, Michael was also preceded in death by his son, David Allen Collum; brother, George Dewey Collum, Jr., and two sisters, Shirley Northern and Jean Collum.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary Rachel Eastridge Collum; five children: Jon Collum of Burlingame, Calif.; Nancy Walko and husband, Craig, of Orlando, Fla.; Walter Pollard and wife, Stephanie, of Sneads Ferry, N.C.; John David Pollard and wife, Vivienne, of Manchester, Mo.; and Michelle Colon of Glade Spring, Va.; 11 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and beloved Maltipoo, Zoe.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Due to concerns related to Covid, the family is not receiving guests at
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Ernest Henry and the staff of Fresenius Kidney Care as well as the staff of Johnston Memorial Hospital.
Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com and signing the online guestbook. The family of Michael David Collum is being cared for by Farris Funeral
Service and Crematory, 427 E. Main St., Abingdon, Va. 24210 (276-623-2700).