Davon Christopher Collins

February 18, 1995 ‒ January 25, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

Davon Christopher Collins, 24, of Delaware passed away unexpectedly Saturday morning, January 25, 2020 at his residence.

He was born February 18, 1995 in Westerville to Terrence Collins and Jill Anne Bixby and later graduated from Westerville Central High School in 2014. He also had just recently completed his service with the Army National Guard.

Davon enjoyed working with the many friends that he made at the East Liberty Honda plant and he had a love for cars and was an avid gamer. A genuine tender-hearted sweet spirit, he also could be a jokester, especially pulling pranks on his grandmother. He was extremely loyal to his family and friends and anything he became attached to.

Left to cherish his memory is his mother, Jill Bixby of Sunbury; step-dad, Alex Bennett of Sunbury; father, Terrence Collins of Columbus; fiance’, Danielle Richardson and her daughter Amaya of Delaware; maternal grandmother, Linda Bixby of Sunbury; paternal grandparents, Sam (Ruth) Collins of Columbus; uncle, Bill Bixby of Westerville; aunts, Adrienne and Valerie Collins of Columbus; cousins, James and Adiah Collins; extended family and friends.

Davon was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather James Bixby.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. SR 61 @ St. Rt. 3, Sunbury, where services celebrating Davon’s life will follow at 1:00 pm with military honors provided by the Army National Guard and Delaware County Veterans Association.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family.

To share a fond memory of Davon or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Jill, I am so heartbroken for you and your family. Davon was a special young man, and a wonderful son. Please know that you are in my prayers. Thinking of you and sending hugs.

  • I’m so sorry to hear about this. I knew him from Army service, and as bad as it was at times-I never saw or witnessed him being in a bad or negative mood! That says a lot about his character! 🙂 I hope his family will never let that light of his go!

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the families at time. May the blessings, comfort and peace keep them in his care during this most difficult time.

  • Hay family ..it’s Valerie .. cousin TC I’m so very sorry about the news ! I have no words and please know if I could be there I definitely would be ..I love you guys so much ..❤️

  • I’m so sorry for your family’s loss!! Great guy and a funny co-worker never in a bad mood… thoughts and prayers to the family!!

  • I can’t begin to know how you feel..nor can I find the right words to say…but I do wish your beautiful memories help you get through each day. We love you

  • Our Prayers and heartfelt condolences are with you and your family at this time. May God and His Angels keep you in His Loving Care as you go the last mile of the way as you lay your beloved son,grandson ,cousin, and nephew to rest.
    May our spirit of love embrace you during this time. Love you always.

  • Im very sorry for your loss, i met him thru my daughter at our house he was very polite and mannered and such a delightful young man to talk to i pray for peace and comfort for his family and everyone that knew him.

  • Jill
    I am so sad to hear this devastating news. It breaks my heart and I can’t imagine how hard this is for you and the entire family. I will keep you all in prayer. You have our deepest sympathy and love from the Fields Family.

    Kendall, Kendall II, Tyler

  • I pray the memories of his love bring you all some peace.
    No words can express how my heart hurts for you

  • Jill ,we wanted you to know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. If there’s anything you or your family need please let us know.


  • Jill, Linda and Bill,
    Ron and I want you all to know that you are in our prayers and thoughts every minute. I hope good memories can some day can replace some of the pain you feel now. Although, I was not with you while he grew up, I can remember the cutest, baby and little boy. He was such a cute little one, and Oh how I loved him.
    Love you all,

  • I served with Davon in the army and will always remember his positive attitude and his laugh that you could hear clear across the building. I am so sorry for the family’s loss and will keep them in our thoughts and prayers

  • Jill, I am just heartbroken for you. A mother should never have to bury her child. I am so terribly sorry. He looks like a wonderful young man with an absolutely dazzling smile. Many hugs and prayers to you and Alex.

  • My thoughts and Prayers go out to you!
    He was a great friend! He always made people laugh and had a kind loving spirit. He always loved to crack jokes and I’m gonna miss that! He had a laugh that you could hear a mile away! A smile that brightened up the room! I would remember having talks with him about cars and what not, the good days.

    OH MY Davon…wow! You will be greatly missed. We love you! Prayers to the family again.

  • To the family and friends, I send my deepest condolences and prayers to you during this difficult time. I had the pleasure serving with him during his time of Army service. He always had a smile on his face and cracked jokes to lighten the mood on a long work day. It was devastating to hear this sad news and he will truly be missed! May God bless your family with warmth in your heart.

  • Jill Alex & Linda
    My heart breaks for you. There can’t be anything worse than loosing a child or grand child…You are in our prayers for strength peace to get thru this..If there is anything we can do please let us know..Love you guys

  • Our hearts break for you all. We were blessed to know Davon and to spend much of the summer in his presence. His up-beat personality and smile were contagious. May memories help you through this difficult time.

  • To Davon family,
    I walked up the stairs to leave the plant on friday, his last day of work. We were laughing together like any other day. Your son was a wonderful young man. As an experienced 50 yr. old african american man, I am always given young brother”s positive advice and leading by example to be the best person that they can be. I wish the family the best during this unspeakable time! R.I.P. Davon

  • To Davon’s friends and family, deepest condolences for your loss. I knew him as “Kenshi” as a member of our clan in the gaming world. He was always there for us offering encouragement and strategy. Very loyal member and always active, he was the strongest member in our group. He will always be a member of our clan. Normally the gaming community is a place you can go to escape the hectic pace of life for a little while. He brought life to the game, and I am glad we were able to share that time with him.
    Pietbuilder – Big HEROS – Clash of Clans

  • From Kenshi’s friends at COC. We are heartbroken. He was a wonderful clan mate. I interacted with Davon for 3 years. From Placer, RIP

  • Jill,
    I am one of Sam and Mary’s friends. I am so sorry for the loss that you and
    your family are feeling. May God put his arms around all of you.

  • Davon is so incredibly loved by so many people. Hes been a wonderful man and a close friend so so many years. He has been a light in so many people life and will be talked about for a lifetime.
    I’m so sorry for your loss, he will be deeply missed.

  • I was loose friends with davon all through middle school. We dated the summer of 2018. He was such an uplifting person. He was a gentleman and he loved his mom very much. He was encouraging, and sweet, funny, and one of the most beautiful souls i had ever come across. We parted on mutual terms. We both wanted each other to be happy more than anything. My condolences to his family, and most of all his mother. I know how close they were. My heart breaks for her.
    Im so glad i got the few months i did. I will cherish it forever.

  • Davon was always so kind and loving growing up. Always one to crack a joke or tell a funny story.
    We fell out of touch going through adulthood but he never forgot to message me on my birthday. He was so loved by all that we’re blessed to know him and just be around him.
    A contagious smile and always there to offer a kind word.
    Sending his family my deepest condolences and love.

  • To the Collins Family,
    Our hearts are heavy with grief as we extend our love and sympathy for the loss of such a special person as Devon. God be with you during this time.

  • Family,

    Tara, CJ, and I are very sorry to hear such news. Please know that you are in our thoughts and we love you.

  • Family,

    I am so very sorry for your loss!! Davon has such a big heart and helped anyone he could. I knew him from the military and from Honda. It breaks my heart to hear this sad news. Davon was a very special guy and such a good friend to everyone. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with your entire family as you go through this difficult time.

  • My heart just hurts. I will continue to keep you in prayer and to remember your son as the light that he was.

    Much love,
    Stephanie Becker and family

  • To the family of Davon,
    He was an amazing person inside and out. He was a great co-worker and didn’t know a stranger. When you saw him he brought lots of laughter and fun to the atmosphere. He will be missed dearly by many and many of people. Especially his work family. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in this very tragic time. May he rest with the angels and watch over us all.

  • Sam and Ruth-
    My heart sank when I heard the passing of your grandson . I know how much you treasured him from the stories you shared while I worked with you at Kroger, Sam. May you find comfort in the memories you shared. My condolences go out to the whole family.
    Cath Oswald Wilson

  • Jill I know that there are absolutely no words that I could say that can give you even one ounce of comfort. I am truly devastated and haven’t stopped thinking about you since I read about Davon from a friend on fb. I remember how proud of him you always were and it always showed thru your eyes when you talked about him. I am so sorry that you have to endure such a tragic loss. Please know that you and you’re family are in my prayers.

  • The video is beautiful, that’s “the smile” that I am talking about. He brightened life everywhere he was. Love ya, Melly

  • I couldnt believe the news and to say I am still numb is a understatement. Jill and Alex my heart is broken for you both and momma b. We love you guys and Davon we will miss you man. Your loving nature and contagious smile man. We just hung with you a month ago man and had a blast. I always enjoyed being around you. Rest easy bud and we will all see you on the flip side.

  • Davon was to become an “official “ member of our family in September..but he was always part of the family. Everyone that had gotten to meet him had nothing but kind words about him. He was always thoughtful, kind, and patient with all the questions we always kept asking. We were all so happy that Davon and Danielle found each other. He made her so happy. He will be missed by all of us. From the Richardson and Kendle families, may Davon Rest In Peace. And may all of you take comfort in God’s grace. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of his family and friends.

  • To Terrence and family,
    My heart cry the day I read of passing of your son, Terrence. Parent should have to buried their child. But please have peace and comfort in his memory you and your family have. The lost of a child is such a tragic thing. Prayer for you and your family .

  • I personally knew Davon as most people did. My heart hurts for each and one of his family members and his fiance Danielle. I am heart borken to not be able to be at his service today. But he will always be in my heart. May his family find peace and love from all the loved one around them. Davon will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with each and everyone of you. I love you buddy rest easy my friend.