Derek Kanoy Collins, age 28 of West End died Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at his home.


Funeral service will be 3:00 PM Saturday at Doubs Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Laura Dunlap and  Rev.Tom Currie officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will lie in state beginning at 2:00 PM.


A native of Moore County he loved the outdoors and enjoyed farming.  He was a gifted musician, playing many instruments, he loved to share his music with others.  He enjoyed spending time at the outer banks and fishing there.  Derek was an avid Duke basketball fan. He was a loving son and brother and enjoyed family time best of all.


He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Charles and Fannie Pettitt, uncles: Chad Collins and Rodney Pettitt.


He is survived by his parents: Keith and Shirley Pettitt Collins, brothers: Jeremy Collins and wife Lindsay, Travis Collins, Ben Collins, all of West End, grandparents: Waylon and Johnsie Collins and beloved pets: "Maddie and Plato”.


Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is assisting the Collins family.




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  1. In grief so deep and pain so raw, we can only depend on God to get us through. He catches every tear that falls. You are in our prayers.

  2. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless all of you. I feel your pain we loss our son Ernie almost eighteen months. Its very hard but if I can do anything at all please call me I will be there for you. I ask God to help me everyday.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. May the depth of your faith and the love of those surrounding you comfort each of you in the days to come. Know that we care.

  4. Keith, Shirley, and the entire family; we are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Your family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers! I remember working in tobacco when Derek was a little boy, always wanting to help and learn as much as he coul

  5. Shirley, Keith and the Boys – You all are so in my prayers. May God comfort each and every one of you as only He can do. Hold fast to the beautiful memories as you rejoice in the wholeness of Gods Plan.

    Much love now and the difficult days to come!

  6. Shirley, Keith and family,

    I express my deepest sympathy in the passing of Derrick. May God be Your Strength and Comfort now and the days ahead. if you should need anything do not hesitate to let me know. You are in my thoughts and prayers!!!!

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. Derek was one of my students at Union Pines. I will always remember our talks about farming and fishing. He was always so kind. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

  8. Keith, Shirley and family, we are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your son. We will be praying for God to give each of you strength to get through this most difficult time. May God hold you in the Palm of His hand. With our deepest sympathy and love.

  9. Keith,Shirley and Boys my thoughts and prayers are with you and the whole family as you go through this difficult time.

    May God be with you.

  10. Shirley and family, I can not even begin to imagine what y’all are going through with the loss of your son. Although I didn’t know your family I do remember how much you talked about them when I worked with you at Star. Just wanted to let you know you and

  11. Shirley:

    You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. I just learned of your loss late last night, but please know you can call on me for anything at any time. You are one of the most special people in this world, and I am sorry that you hav

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