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  1. Greg was his own person and lived his life steadily and gently. You don’t realize how much someone has touched your life until they are no longer there and am grateful to have been his neighbor for more than 20 years. Dakota and I will always remember his steadfast presence and friendly demeanor. Peace and Love

  2. Our hearts are broken. Praying for Gregory’s friends and family. We will miss him dearly.

  3. We were so sorry to hear of this sadness to your family. Please know we are thinking of you and prayers to you and your family. Love to you and yours, Diane and Steve Boring

  4. I’ll always remember him as that beautiful child playing at the edge of the ocean. Sending much love and many prayers during this unimaginable loss.

  5. Greg and I were classmates from 4th – 12th grades. I remember him as being somewhat quiet, but friendly, funny, very athletic, and a really good-natured guy. My heart goes out to his family and friends at this difficult time; my condolences to you all. May you find peace and comfort in your shared stories about Greg. May his memory be a joy and a blessing.

    Carol R., New York, NY

  6. My family, Dee Short and Greg Short, sends our condolences to you and your family at the sad and tragic time. You, your family and Greg’s family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers at this
    time. Love Nancy and Calvin Wilkerson

  7. Our hearts go out to Greg’s family, friends and co-workers. He was a very nice person and always had a smile for us. We each fight our own battles. The bravest among us rarely let them show, even when the pain is becoming too much to bear. We know this pain. It’s so unfair. Rest well, Mr Collier, in peace. Kevin and Kathy

  8. Dear Ned and Karen, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  9. I am so very sorry for the loss of Greg. Ned, Karen, and Theresa I will be keeping you in my prayers. I’ll always remember the quiet, brilliant, long haired friend who introduced me to the Outer Banks. Carol Greene Nitti

  10. So very sorry to hear about Gregory passing. He was always very nice to me when i worked at TJs, and a very good tipper. He will be sorely missed. May you rest in peace Gregory.

  11. I was so very sorry to hear about Gregory. I know that I will miss him very much
    We weren’t close friends but he was always so nice and humble IT seemed
    IT is a smaller world now . I will keep Loretta and his family in my prayers.

  12. We will miss you guys dearly, our family made it a priority to stop by every time we came down, family vacations, bike week or just a short getaway.
    We will keep you in our prayers!

  13. Karen, Little did I know taking lessons in your studio, talking about our children, I would have pizza delivery from little Greg!. Please know you and Ned are in my thoughts and prayers

  14. Greg was a friendly, gentle soul. He will be missed. Loss of a loved one is never easy. Peace and love♥️

  15. My deepest condolences to Loretta and to Greg’s family as we celebrate Greg’s life. Our lives are poorer for his passing. Rest peacefully Greg the struggle is over. You will be sorely missed.

  16. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during these difficult times🙏🏻. God Bless ❤️

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Edward Gregory Collier

July 14, 2022

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.

Condolences

Susan

I am so sorry for your loss. We will be keeping you in our thoughts.

Heidi Leo

Greg was his own person and lived his life steadily and gently. You don't realize how much someone has touched your life until they are no longer there and am grateful to have been his neighbor for more than 20 years. Dakota and I will always remember his steadfast presence and friendly demeanor. Peace and Love

Shannon, Billy, & Skylar Shifflett

Our hearts are broken. Praying for Gregory’s friends and family. We will miss him dearly.

Steve and Diane Boring

We were so sorry to hear of this sadness to your family. Please know we are thinking of you and prayers to you and your family. Love to you and yours, Diane and Steve Boring

Donna & Don

We are so sorry for your loss. Find comfort in family and friends. Thinking of you

Lana

I'll always remember him as that beautiful child playing at the edge of the ocean. Sending much love and many prayers during this unimaginable loss.

Carol Elias Rose

Greg and I were classmates from 4th - 12th grades. I remember him as being somewhat quiet, but friendly, funny, very athletic, and a really good-natured guy. My heart goes out to his family and friends at this difficult time; my condolences to you all. May you find peace and comfort in your shared stories about Greg. May his memory be a joy and a blessing. Carol R., New York, NY

Nancy Wilkerson

My family, Dee Short and Greg Short, sends our condolences to you and your family at the sad and tragic time. You, your family and Greg’s family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Love Nancy and Calvin Wilkerson

Kathy and Kevin Ingwerson

Our hearts go out to Greg's family, friends and co-workers. He was a very nice person and always had a smile for us. We each fight our own battles. The bravest among us rarely let them show, even when the pain is becoming too much to bear. We know this pain. It's so unfair. Rest well, Mr Collier, in peace. Kevin and Kathy

Amanda Burns

So sorry Cousin love you and if you need anything let me know

Rena Eve Mcvey

RIP Gregory, all are saddened 😪🙏🙏🙏🌈😔

Marion Gentile

Loretta, we are so very sorry for your loss.

Stan & Patsy Root

Dear Ned and Karen, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Jim & Linda Bass

Can't tell you how sorry I am to here this , your family will be in our prayers

Carol Greene Nitti

I am so very sorry for the loss of Greg. Ned, Karen, and Theresa I will be keeping you in my prayers. I'll always remember the quiet, brilliant, long haired friend who introduced me to the Outer Banks. Carol Greene Nitti

Judi Robertson

I wish to extend my most sincere sympathy upon the loss of your son Greg.

Jacqueline Higgins

So very sorry to hear about Gregory passing. He was always very nice to me when i worked at TJs, and a very good tipper. He will be sorely missed. May you rest in peace Gregory.

Jacqueline Higgins

I was so very sorry to hear about Gregory. I know that I will miss him very much We weren't close friends but he was always so nice and humble IT seemed IT is a smaller world now . I will keep Loretta and his family in my prayers.

Dale & Tami Smith

We will miss you guys dearly, our family made it a priority to stop by every time we came down, family vacations, bike week or just a short getaway. We will keep you in our prayers!

Corinne Abernethy

Karen, Little did I know taking lessons in your studio, talking about our children, I would have pizza delivery from little Greg!. Please know you and Ned are in my thoughts and prayers

Clair and Mike Eades

We are so very sorry for your loss, we will keep him in our thoughts and prayers.

Tiffany Clary

Rest easy Greg.

Andrea Tew

Greg was a friendly, gentle soul. He will be missed. Loss of a loved one is never easy. Peace and love♥️

James Crowder

How sad this is. Prayers for all the family

David Fynn

My deepest condolences to Loretta and to Greg’s family as we celebrate Greg’s life. Our lives are poorer for his passing. Rest peacefully Greg the struggle is over. You will be sorely missed.

Maria and Manny Davila

Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during these difficult times🙏🏻. God Bless ❤️