Donald David Collie Sr.Cabot, AR, 1929 - 2014
Donald David Collie Sr., 85 of Cabot departed this life to begin his eternal life on June 8, 2014 at Spring Creek Nursing Home, Cabot, Ark. after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was born on March 14, 1929 to John and Minnie Ashley Collie in Batesville, Ark.
Don graduated from Batesville High School in 1947 and attended Arkansas Tech in Russellville then returned to Batesville and started a family and career in the construction industry. He moved his family to North Little Rock to further his career. He worked at several jobs in the industry before landing at Apartment House Builders. He was soon charged with starting a new company, Metro Builders, Inc. that specialized in disaster restoration. Through his guidance as president, the company grew to be a leader in the industry. He retired in 1996.
He is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Virginia Collie; daughter, Connie Collie Lally, (Mike) of McGehee; son, Don Collie Jr. (Susan) of North Little Rock; step-daughter, Patti Clark of Cabot; step-sons, Jimmy Clark, (Teresa), Charles Clark, (Ruby), and Robert Clark, (Tracy) of Searcy: a brother, Richard Collie, (Lucy) of Fairfax, Va.: grandchildren, Chad Collie (Jackie) of Springdale, Megan Lally Spades ( Joe) of Jonesboro, Christa Collie Rogers (Ben) of Charlotte, N.C., John Michael Lally of Jonesboro and Curt Collie of North Little Rock. He is also survived by five great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; and 15 step-great-grandchildren; and three nieces; and one nephew.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Lucille Collie, Maxine Eime, Claudine Finley; brothers, John A Collie, Henry Collie: and grandson, Donald David Collie III.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, (Daddy Don). He was an active member at Victory Baptist Church in Cabot, where he had a personal relationship with Pastor Ben Leonard and made many friends. He was a true gentleman, who loved his horses and dogs. We all loved him and will miss him, but we take great comfort and peace in knowing that he is in heaven riding his horses with his beloved dogs beside him.
Visitation will be at Victory Baptist Church, 501 N. Lincoln Street, Cabot Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. and the funeral services will be Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 2 p.m. with Pastors Ben Leonard and Blake Martin officiating. Internment will be at Gum Springs Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimers' Association Arkansas, 1202 South Main St, #215, Little Rock, Ark. 72202, or Victory Baptist Church, 501 N. Lincoln, Cabot, Ark. 72023
The family would like to thank the staff at Spring Creek Nursing Home for all their loving care.
Guests may register at www.griffenleggettresthillscom.
Published June 9, 2014
OBITUARY SUBMITTED BY:
Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth
5800 West 12th Street, Little Rock, AR