David Lee Collier “Runt”, 55, of Ruckersville, VA
passed away on Monday, October 6, 2014 at Hospice
House of Charlottesville, VA. He was born on
November 12, 1958 in Charlottesville, VA to Alice
“Emogine” Collier of Ruckersville and the late
David was employed for many years for Crouse
Hinds and Badger Powhatan. He loved to fish and was
a diehard fan of the UVA Cavaliers, Dallas Cowboys
and Dale Earnhardt.
In addition to his mother he is survived by his
siblings, Faye Smith and her husband, Randy, Charles
Collier and his wife, Susie, Donnie Collier and his
companion, Faye Shifflett, Betty Repass and her
husband, Arnold and Michael Collier and his wife,
Cathy and numerous nieces, nephews, family and
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday,
October 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Ryan Funeral Home,
12819 Spotswood Trail, Ruckersville, VA 22968 with
Rev. John Shifflett and Rev. Lee Lawson officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to
Interment will follow in
Mt. Paran UM Church Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thank
you to the doctors and staff at the Emily Couric
Cancer Center at UVA and Dr. Tri Le who not only
provided medical services but generously offered his
friendship as well. Additionally the family would
like to thank the Hospice House for their care of
David and hospitality to the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be
made in David’s name to the Emily Couric Cancer
Center, PO Box 400807 Charlottesville, VA 22904 &/or
Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Pkwy
Suite 300 Charlottesville, VA 22901.
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