OBITUARY

David Alton Collins

November 1, 1963July 17, 2018
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David Alton Collins of Nacogdoches passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Nacogdoches at the age of 54. He was born November 1, 1963, in Rusk County to parents Floy L. and Sharon (Reeves) Collins.

Mr. Collins was a graduate of Henderson High School in 1982. He then briefly attended Kilgore College. He worked as a mechanic for his father’s business in Henderson. David was an avid sports fan, and was particularly a fan of of the Texas A&M Aggies and the Texas Rangers.

David was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Chester Lee Collins and Virginia Collins; maternal grandparents, Clyde W. Reeves and Gladys Reeves; and uncle, C.L. “Dusty” Collins.

He is survived by his parents, Floy L. Collins and wife Sharon Kay of Henderson; mother, Sharon Reeves Collins of White Oak; daughter, Susan Elaine Collins of Nacogdoches; brother, Clinton Lane Collins of Pennsylvania; and sister, Amy Lee Lewis of White Oak.

A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel officiated by Bro. Ken Davis and Bro. Kenneth Gipson. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation prior to the service beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Please visit www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com to leave your online condolences and memories.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches.

  • FAMILY

  • Floy Collins and wife Sharon Kay, Father
  • Sharon Reeves Collins, Mother
  • Susan Elaine Collins, Daughter
  • Clinton Lane Collins, Brother
  • Amy Lee Lewis, Sister
  • Chester Lee Collins, Grandfather
  • Virginia Collins, Grandmother
  • Clyde W. Reeves, Grandfather
  • Gladys Reeves, Grandmother
  • C.L. "Dusty" Collins, Uncle
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Clint Collins, Active Pallbearer
  • Bill Rasberry , Active Pallbearer
  • Luke Miller , Active Pallbearer
  • Bill Cartier, Active Pallbearer
  • Lester Bellows, Active Pallbearer
  • Fairy Anthony, Active Pallbearer
  • John Baker , Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 24, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, July 24, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Vero Grant

July 25, 2018

He always was there for advice when I needed help God be with the family and my condolences
Sincerely
Vero ty Grant

Kathy Chadis

July 25, 2018

David was a classmate, graduated w/him 1982!! He was quiet in school!! The times he spoke to me he was polite!! Always thought a lot of him!! Only saw him a few times after graduation, didnt get to know him!! Really sad that class of '82 lost another classmate!! My sincere condolences go to his family ,friends, and co-workers!! Will keep this family in thoughts and prayers as they go through their grief and difficult times!! Heaven has gained a true gentleman!! Kathy M. Johnson -Chadis

Doug Pannell

July 22, 2018

David worked with me a while in the oilfield then I worked with Floy and David for a time. I/ We are so so very sorry for your loss. David would help most anyone anytime. If you knew David you know he did it his way. Fly high brother Dave you will be missed. May God Bless your family and make the hard times not so hard and the good times better. Doug and Tammi Pannell, Tristen Ryan and Hannah Jordan.

Marilyn Lee

July 22, 2018

Floy,
I was sorry to hear about David's death. My sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Joe M. Lee
NHS - 1953

Patricia Mckay Bond

July 20, 2018

I remember David from high school. He was always such a gentleman. Prayers for comfort and strength for your family.

Sandy Mcmurray

July 20, 2018

I am
So very sorry to hear this need ! My prayers are with you all !
Sincerely , Sandy Fergerson McMurray

Bill Rasberry

July 20, 2018

David will be missed dearly by my family,I talked to him almost everyday,we will be praying for peace & comfort for his family.🙏🙏

Stephen Wyatt

July 20, 2018

David was never too busy to help, and I will miss him as a neighbor and friend.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

David Alton Collins of Nacogdoches passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Nacogdoches at the age of 54. He was born November 1, 1963, in Rusk County to parents Floy L. and Sharon (Reeves) Collins.

Mr. Collins was a graduate of Henderson High School in 1982. He then briefly attended Kilgore College. He worked as a mechanic for his father’s business in Henderson. David was an avid sports fan, and was particularly a fan of of the Texas A&M Aggies and the Texas Rangers.

David was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Chester Lee Collins and Virginia Collins; maternal grandparents, Clyde W. Reeves and Gladys Reeves; and uncle, C.L. “Dusty” Collins.

He is survived by his parents, Floy L. Collins and wife Sharon Kay of Henderson; mother, Sharon Reeves Collins of White Oak; daughter, Susan Elaine Collins of Nacogdoches; brother, Clinton Lane Collins of Pennsylvania; and sister, Amy Lee Lewis of White Oak.