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David Collier

January 29, 1964 ~ January 12, 2022 (age 57)


David Bryan Collier entered eternal life at the young age of 57 on January 12th, 2022. David was born on January 29th, 1964 in Livonia, Michigan to the late Ronald and Patricia Collier. He graduated from Livonia High School and from the police academy at Macomb County Community College. He spent 25 years with the Wayne County Sherriff’s Department. He made his ways to the honored title of a Corporal. He also spent much of his career working in the courthouse under Judge Mary Beth Kelly and Judge Marianne Battani. After working under the judges, he went back to working at the Wayne County Jail, and finally retired in 2014. After retiring from the police force, he spent 3 years as a security guard at the Selfridge National Airforce Base. Dave was passionate about his work and was admired by those who served with him.

After finally truly retiring and finding his fiancé and love of his life, Tina, they moved into a beautiful condo on the ocean in Myrtle Beach. His dream was to live on the ocean, and he was able to make it happen. Together, they spent their days enjoying the beach, swimming in the pool, riding bikes, enjoying the company of their wonderful neighbors, and taking full advantage of what their Myrtle Beach lifestyle had to offer. Dave passed away in the city that he loved and the place he and Tina called home.

A common theme when talking to family and friends about the loss of David is shock of losing such a kind person so young. We often question God on why good people are taken from us so soon, and there’s not always a clear answer to his plan. Instead, we must push forward with all of the cherished memories in our hearts. Remember Dave as the man who was incredibly intelligent with stocks and investing. He could talk about it with anyone, anywhere, anytime. Reminisce his goofy personality and all of the good times you had with him. There was never a dull moment with Dave around, he always made everyone laugh and was there to have a heartfelt conversation. He was the man who loved to get all the deals at his local Costco. Coupon was his middle name, because he used them everywhere he could. Saying Dave will be missed is truly an understatement. His loss will be felt with all who knew him. Dave touched everybody’s lives, and made it a point to make all those he encountered feel important and special. He showed up, had your back, gave to those in need, and would stand up for his loved ones. He kept them safe.

David is survived by his soon-to-be wife, Tina; brother, Tim; soon-to-be daughter Karah; step children Mike and Danielle; grandchildren Trinity, Keegan, and Talula; countless other family and friends; and his brothers from the Wayne County Police Force.


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You never said I’m leaving
You never said goodbye.
You were gone before I knew it,
And only God knew why.

A million times I needed you,
A million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place,
That no one could ever fill.

It broke my heart to lose you,
But you didn’t go alone
For part of me went with you,
The day God took you home.


A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.







David Collier passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2020.  There are no services planned. Ocean View Funeral Home and Beach Crematory, Myrtle Beach Chapel will be assisting this family. 

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