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Nick Arrington Collins, III

February 9, 1986 — December 20, 2021

Nick A. Collins, III, went to be with his Lord and Savior on the 20th of December 2021.

He was best known for his courageous recovery from a terribly tragic auto wreck nine years ago. His strength and faith shone through every day of his life. He was loved and supported by the entire community. Words will never express our love and appreciation from everyone. He touched many lives in a positive and loving way. We know he was not ready to go, but he showed he accepted God's will for his life. He will always be in our hearts and we have been so blessed to have him in our lives. He was doing what he loved by playing music and making sure everyone was happy and having fun when he was around. His quick wit and personality proved he was one of a kind. He was never lost for words of encouragement thrown in with a bit of sarcasm, which we loved so much.

Nick leaves behind his father, Nick Collins, Jr, his mother, Sally Dodds Collins; his sister, Courtney Collins Oberly (Ryan) and his nephew Jack and nieces Caroline and Savannah. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and the Charleston community.


The family will receive friends, Sunday, December 26, 2021, from 3 PM - 5 PM at McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation, 1520 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, December 27, 2021, 2 PM, at Stella Maris Catholic Church, 1204 Middle Street, Sullivans Island, SC 29482.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Camp Rise Above, P.O. Box 31295, Charleston, SC 29417, or at

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL AND CREMATION, Mt. Pleasant, 1520 Rifle Range Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464, (843) 884-3833.
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Sunday, December 26, 2021

3:00 - 5:00 pm

Mcalister-Smith Funeral and Cremation - Mount Pleasant

1520 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, December 27, 2021

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church

1204 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482

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