David Collier, age 82, passed away on the morning of December 7, 2016, in Stockbridge, Georgia.
David was born in Brooklyn, New York, the youngest son of Herrick and Annie (Cammon) Collier. In his early years, David attended P.S. 54 and Boys High School. After graduating high school, he married his childhood sweetheart, Hattie Marian (Fleming) Collier.
Dave, as he was known, was employed by the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the former New York Telephone Company, and the New York City Housing Authority, where he retired in 1987 before moved to Lithonia, Georgia to be closer to his children. He was passionate about anything he did, had a reputation of being very professional and knowledgeable, and loved working with his hands building/repairing things.
Family and friends were Dave’s delight and joy. He had a special relationship with each of his children giving a tremendous amount of love to each. He also had a passion for Jazz, loving artists such as Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughn, Herbie Mann, Quincy Jones and John Coltrane, to name a few.
He is survived by his sister, Rebecca Collier, four children: David Douglas Collier, Lisa Diane Flournoy, Valerie Jean Dunston, and Stacey Annette Hopkins. He also leaves behind twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. David is preceded in death by his parents, sister Sarah, and brothers, William (SW), Joseph, and Festus.
The relatives and friends of Dave are invited to attend memorial service at Concord Baptist Church of Christ at 833 Gardner C. Taylor Blvd., Brooklyn, NY 11216 on Saturday, January 14, 2016, at 10:30 a.m.