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Edward Gregory Collier
Greg’s parents will welcome friends and family to join in celebrating the life of Greg, and to share memories. If you have photos of Greg that you would like to share there will be a place to display them for all to enjoy. Join us on August 20, 2022 from 3 – 6 at Keeper’s Galley located at 101 East Dove Street, Nags Head 27959 (Mile Post 13.3).
Edward Gregory Collier, 51, tragically left us on July 14, 2022. Gregory was born January 27, 1971, on a cold and windy day in Petersburg, VA. He attended Adventureland Kindergarten where he made friends for life. He then attended Saint Joseph Elementary School and graduated from St. Vincent de Paul High School where more friends were made that lasted his lifetime. After graduating from Saint Vincent de Paul, he attended George Mason University accompanied by some of his close friends. Gregory later returned to Richmond where he attended and graduated from VCU.
Gregory was predeceased by his grandparents, Edith and Elsworth Collier, and Mamie and Cleveland Rowlett.
From a very early age, Gregory showed extremely good eye-hand coordination that worked to his advantage in many sports. He won many awards and trophies in every sport he played including baseball, basketball, and tennis. He also loved to surf which was one of the reasons he moved to the Outer Banks where he built a beautiful home on the sound. Gregory enjoyed paddle boarding from his backyard beach with his dog, Anabelle. Gregory was always the fun uncle, and kids always loved having fun with him.
Fourteen years ago, in 2008, he and his dad designed and built a restaurant that he opened and created from the ground up. His restaurant, Colington Pizza, was very successful, and he was even able to adapt to remain profitable during Covid. He went in every day to make his own handmade dough for the pizzas.
Gregory is survived by his parents, Karen and Ned Collier; his sister, Theresa Collier and her husband Chris Gilson, and their three daughters, Madelyn, Sydney, and Lotus. He also leaves behind his daughter, Amber King; his cousin, Derick Collier; his devoted dog, Anabelle; and his fiancée, Loretta. Additionally, Greg will be missed by his many, many friends with whom he was close through the years. When Greg made a friend – you were a friend for life.
Greg’s parents will welcome friends and family to join in celebrating the life of Greg, and to share memories. If you have photos of Greg that you would like to share there will be a place to display them for all to enjoy. Join us on August 20, 2022 from 3 – 6 at Keeper’s Galley located at 101 East Dove Street, Nags Head 27959 (Mile Post 13.3). In lieu of flowers please make donations to your local SPCA as Greg was always a lover of animals. Additionally, you are welcome to make donations to a charity of your choice.
Please share memories and condolences with the family at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.
Miss me, but let me go
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little, but not for long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that once we shared
Miss me, but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take
And each must go alone.
It’s all part of the master plan
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick at heart
Go to the friends we know.
Laugh at all the things we used to do
Miss me, but let me go.