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David Arthur Collins

January 22, 2000 –
 February 24, 2022


January 22, 2000 – February 24 2022


David Arthur Collins died on February 24, 2022 in a car accident. David was born January 22, 2000 to Dee Dee and Alan Collins in Plano, Texas. David graduated from Good Shepherd Episcopal School in 2014 and W.T. White High School in 2018. David returned to Good Shepherd in 2020 to serve as a teacher’s aide as well as a Classroom of the Earth (COE) group leader. He left Good Shepherd to pursue a career in the culinary world. David enjoyed cooking, the outdoors, golf, and spending time with his siblings and his friends. He will forever be known for his curly blonde hair, and his infectious smile, with which he could light up a room. He had an awesome sense of humor and wit, and was a true and gentle friend to all.

His family would like to extend their gratitude to all those who knew and loved him. Though his life was cut too short, he has left a legacy for many.

2 Timothy 4:7 – I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith

The Collins family has requested in lieu of flowers, to donate to one of the following charities in David’s honor. 

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – this disease has profoundly affected David’s family and he was passionate about continued research to find a cure.
The Collins family is working to establish a memorial fund in honor of David to provide underprivileged youth the opportunity to attend outdoor education camps. Please watch for forthcoming details on how you can contribute to this special program. 

A Memorial Service to celebrate David’s life will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 10:00am at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd located at 11122 Midway Rd., Dallas, TX 75229.

Please leave the family condolences and share memories on this website.


Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, TX 75252

(214) 306-6700

9 Thoughts on David Arthur Collins
    Mary Griffitts
    3 Mar 2022

    My daughter Ava loved having him come to her 3rd grade class at Good Shepherd. She said he was such a sweet and funny young man and that all of the kids just loved him. She was so sad to hear about what happened.

    We are so sorry for your loss and much love to the family during this time.

    Joni Heil
    4 Mar 2022

    Dee Dee…you know how much I loved sweet David. My heart is still hurting over the thought of him not being here anymore. Prayers for you and the whole family!

    Jean Logan Horan
    5 Mar 2022

    Dear DeeDee and Kelly, no words can express the sadness I feel for your loss. please know that I am holding you in my heart and prayers…

    Mellie Goolsby Mathis
    5 Mar 2022

    Dee Dee, all of the Goolsby family is broken hearted for you, Alan, and family. You know how special you are to us. I will be praying that God provide for all of you in His miraculous ways during the weeks, months, years of grief and loss until you see your sweet son again in Heaven! I am watching the live stream! Love you dear friend!

    Susan Rosenberg
    5 Mar 2022

    I am so sorry for your loss, but that seems insufficient to how your heart must ache!
    I will keep you all in my prayers. No words are right, but know your community is here for you at this heartbreaking time.

    Kay Severance
    5 Mar 2022

    Dear Dee Dee and Alan – so very sorry to hear about David. I remember him so well as a youngster in our Richardson neighborhood. Know that I will keep him and your whole family in prayer.
    God bless,

    Mike Sherwin
    5 Mar 2022

    Dear Alan and Dee Dee, words cannot say how sorry I am for you and your family. I’m so happy you have such good friends and family to lean on at this time. I wish I could have been there for you but I have health problems that keep me close to home. I will keep you in my prayers today and always. Michael and Roger

    Anne Arneson
    5 Mar 2022

    Dee Dee, Alan, and family,

    We are so sorry to learn of the loss of David. We are lifting up
    your family in prayer and asking for comfort and peace for you all.

    Anne & Richard Arneson and family

    22 Mar 2022

    DeeDee, Alan, and family – I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful, brilliant, and precious David. My heart breaks from feeling no words can possibly comfort you during this, but I am here for you all. My heart and prayers are with each of you.

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