Dave A. Collier

February 28, 2016

Dave A. Collier, 63, of Frankfort passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2016 in his home.  He was born on March 29, 1952 in Warren, OH to Melvin and Lois (Weatherly) Collier.  He married Jackie McGill on May 18, 1974 in Youngstown, OH and she survives.

Dave was a 1970 graduate of Braceville High School in Braceville, OH and 1985 graduate of Cincinnati Bible College.  He served in the ministry for 33 years in Ohio, Kentucky, and finally at Colfax Christian Church for 8 years.  He was a member of Community Christian Church in Frankfort.  He loved gardening, working with the handicapped, serving as Dean at church camp in the summers, substitute teaching in the Frankfort School system and was an avid Ohio State and Cleveland Indians and Browns fan.

Memorial donations may be made in Dave’s honor to COACH Kids with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Visitation and Services

In accordance with Dave’s wishes, no service is planned.

Survived by:

Surviving along with his wife Jackie are his Son: DJ (Lindsay) Collier of Greensburg; Daughter: Jodie Collier of Frankfort; Brothers: Chuck (Arlene) Collier of Florida, Ken (Linda) Collier, & Jim (Robin) Collier both of Ohio; Sisters: Carol Lutz & Jane (Dan) Markel both of Ohio; Grandchildren: Keaghan and Gwen Collier of Columbus, OH; Many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister: Kathleen Whitacre.


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40 Condolences for “Dave A. Collier”

  1. The Blubaughs February 29, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    To the Colliers, we just want you to know that Dave, Jackie, and Jodi will, always, be in our hearts. Dave was a special person. He helped our family, on several occasions.

    • Brenda Herron Hoostal March 1, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      Dear Jackie, DJ and Jodie. So sorry to hear of the passing of “Uncle” Dave. He was a great and Godly man. He had such a wonderful spirit and God given talents My heart goes out to all the family. He was a true mentor and will never be forgotten. God Bless You all.

  2. bill cannon February 29, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    jackie jodie dj so sorry to hear abount dave you have my prayers

  3. Jeanie February 29, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    My heart aches for the loss of this amazing man. Always made me laugh and meant the world to so many.
    Our thoughts and prayers for you all…

    Jeanie, David, Clay and Tyler Saunders

  4. Karen Gintert Davies February 29, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    I’m so very sorry to hear of David’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Love to all.

  5. Cindy Ford and family February 29, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Jackie and Jodi you both are in our prayers. He was a man who was loved by many. I know he holds a very special place in our hearts. In Gods love Danny Hutchison, Cindy, Alex, Star and, Thomas Ford, Nancy Amos.

  6. Caitlyn Price February 29, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Dave was a good man that’s for sure. Always there if you needed a shoulder. It won’t be the same without him. We’ll always love you Dave.

  7. Laurie Minshull February 29, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss! He was such a nice man, always ready to laugh. My heart goes out to you all. DJ, Jodi, Jackie, Carol, you all have my love and prayers.

  8. Renee Recklies February 29, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    Condolences to his family..May you all find peace in his passing… God bless and much love !!!
    Renee (whitace) Recklies

  9. James R. Jordan March 1, 2016 at 12:11 am

    Dave wasn’t just a friend, but also a role modle of mine growing up in Cadiz. Dave always did his best to help guide me on a path to be a better person. Dave and Jackie treated me like family and i will always be thankful for that. I would like to give my condolences to Momma Jackie, Sis Jodie and Bro DJ. Dave was a great father and friend and will be missed.

  10. Rhonda Mack March 1, 2016 at 12:31 am

    Sorry for the family’s loss but heaven gained a good one. I always enjoyed working with Dave at Elkhorn Valley Christian Service Camp in Ohio.

  11. Larry Harding March 1, 2016 at 4:56 am

    I just wanted say sorry for your loss and that Brother Dave will be missed by all of us.May God bless and keep you all.

  12. Libbi Smith March 1, 2016 at 6:14 am

    Even though I did not attend CCC…most of my family did so I was frequently involved with activities there….Pastor Dave was ALWAYS so kind to myself and my family. I know he has been a good and faithful servant and is rejoicing in heaven. We will pray for his family and friends and thank God for what he was to so many!

  13. Rachel McGirt March 1, 2016 at 6:54 am

    I am so sorry for your loss
    I didn’t come to church often like I should however Dave always made me feel very welcome and was such a caring and thoughtful man he was very true to his believes He will be greatly missed praying for you all

  14. Joey & Gail Guerra March 1, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Thinking of you all, remembering some great times, thankful our paths crossed.

  15. Arlene Flowers March 1, 2016 at 7:56 am

    So sad for all of the family of Dave Collier. May he be at peace . You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  16. Joyce Yost March 1, 2016 at 8:10 am

    So sorry for your loss. Dave is with our Lord now and no longer in pain. Prayers for the family.

  17. Charlie & Brenda Dunham March 1, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Dave was only in our lives a short time but he left a lasting impression on us and we love him, Jackie and Jodie dearly and our prayers and love go out to them. Singing in heaven just has to be the best and I pray we will hearDave when we get to heaven! Love you all

  18. Matt Harris March 1, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Dave was a great man, he was the first minister who encouraged me and got me to open up with my walk in faith. Dave was always there for me and my family and always encouraging. No more pain and suffering Dave which is a blessing as you lived with and dealt with for the last few years. Collier family you will always have a special place in my heart. Thoughts and prayers to you all during this time.

    Our loss is heavens gain of a faithful and loyal servant. God Bless

  19. John and Angel Ress March 1, 2016 at 9:45 am

    We are so blessed to have known Dave and the family. Dave was not only our minister but he was our friend. He always had a big heart and a great smile, he had helped my family grow in god and in God’s grace. Our hearts go out to Jodi, DJ, and Jackie. We love you guys and are praying for you.

  20. Billie White March 1, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Jackie & family
    My deepest sympathy My heart breaks along with your. My God grant you inter peach
    as only He can give . You are in my prayers Billie & Family

  21. Peggy Moore March 1, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Jackie and family,
    I am so sorry for you. Dave, you and your family have always been very special to me.
    Cry out to God and let Him wrap His arms around you. May God give you peace, comfort and blessings.Love you.

  22. Martha Gosney March 1, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Dave was a great youth minister at Grassy Creek Christian Church! He was always wanting us to have fun and learn more about God! I always remember the songs we would sing and of course they ALL had motions! As I sing in my church that I attend now, I feel myself wanting to do these motions! He was a great leader of God! Miss you Dave! Prayers for Jackie, JD, Jodie, and family!

  23. Gage Turner March 1, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    I’m really sorry forextreamly He will be missed extreamly. I had Mr Collier as a sub and I absolutely loved him he was and still is the best man I have ever known and had. My heart goes out to you and your family. I will be praying for you all.

  24. Bob Brittain March 1, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Of the few men God put in my life, Uncle Dave had the most impact. I love you Unc. And will see you in heaven. Aunt Jacki and Jodie, we will all be with him soon enough. I love you all so much and my heart just aches. May God blanket you with comfort and love.

  25. Debbie McDaniel March 1, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Uncle Dave, you will be missed. You and Aunt Jackie introduce me to Veggie Tales for my sons it was wonderful. Look forward to getting ya’lls Christmas letter every year and being there for my Dad when he needed it most. I love that I was able to visit and get to know you even if the visit was for only a short time. Aunt Jackie, Jodie and DJ our heartsd and prayers are with you always. Much Love

  26. Jon Kirkland March 1, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Jackie, Jodie and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your great loss. Dave was a gifted man of God with an active sense of humor. He used to tell me, a funeral director, that when he passed, to think of the song, “Spirit in the Sky”. It has been going through my head all evening. Though he wanted no service, I will think of him with fondness whenever I hear that song. Know, too, that I am thinking of you during this tough time.

  27. Joni Spears March 1, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Jackie, You and the kids and family are in my prayers. Dave was a very special person and I enjoyed taking care of him.

  28. Cynthia Magee March 1, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family. Cindy,Andy,Roxanne Magee.

  29. Tim Snyder March 1, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    I knew Dave from his ministry in Cadiz & his extensive work at Elkhorn Valley Christian Service Camp. A good and godly man with a desire to impact young lives for Christ’s sake. God Bless his family with His strength and peace.

  30. Stewart bissell March 2, 2016 at 6:51 am

    Dear Jackie, DJ, & Jodie
    We were so saddened to hear of Daves passing. Our hearts are heavy for of you. Please know you are all in our prayers. May God grant you a peace that passes all understanding, and comfort you in the days ahead. We will never forget Daves infectious smile and attitude that could light up a room. Much love to you all.
    Love Stewart & Rebecca Bissell (& family❤️

  31. Linda L. Allen March 2, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Jackie and family: I was so very sorry to read about Dave’s passing in the Warren Tribune. Jackie, you are in my prayers. I know what it’s like to lose your husband. Ronnie’s been gone 10 years now. I miss you and hope you are well. My address is 3075 Aris St NW, Warren, Oh 44485-1602. When things settle down, I would love to hear from you. All my love and prayers go out for you. Linda Allen

  32. Rebecca Pierson Luoma March 2, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Jackie, Jodie, DJ
    I am so sorry for your loss. Dave was an absolutely amazing guy. He held a special place in my heart and will be missed. I hope your memories of him will carry you through this difficult time.
    Hugs and prayers Becky Pierson Luoma

  33. Logan Tillman March 2, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Thank you for being an amazing sub in school. I enjoyed being one of his students and being able to know a man with such an amazing heart. May the lord bless your family.

  34. Judy Miller March 2, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Jackie, DJ, Jodie and family, we are sorry for your loss of Dave. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. May God wrap his loving arms around you giving you peace and comfort. He was a giving and special person.
    Cleo Perlee, Jim Bradshaw, Janice Bradshaw Crouch and Judy Bradshaw Miller

  35. Maxie March 2, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    So sorry for all that the family has had to experience. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Dave will be missed by so many.

  36. Vickie Adams Danso March 2, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    So sorry to hear about Dave. Went to school with him.

  37. Braydon Cottrell March 3, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    So sorry to hear this. He subbed for me at the middle school multiple times and he was a great guy. I really enjoyed being around him and learning from him. Again I’m sorry for your loss

  38. Vic and Eva Bell March 8, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Dear Jackie and Family

    So many fond memories at Braceville and Maplewood. It was a pleasure for us to see Dave grow and mature in the Lord. You two were such a great couple and complemented each other so well–a great team! Vic remembers some fun times playing softball in a church league together. Fond memories. We’ll always remember a Sunday at Maplewood when Dave started to raise a great question for the congregation; and before he finished, Jodi piped in with “Beats me, Dave”. That got a great laugh from everyone. Can’t wait to meet him again in heaven.

    Love Vic and Eva

  39. Joe Thomas April 21, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Dave was a good friend through my years at Elkhorn Valley Christian Service Camp in the 1980’s. He was one of the counselors during the Life Recruit week deaned by Ron Mosier where my decision to preach was solidified. My prayers go out to the family. Dave was a gift to many, many youth and others and a faithful servant to the King.

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