• Dr. Christopher Collins

Dr. Christopher Collins

Our beloved son, Dr. Christopher David Collins, tragically left us on May 26, 2024, to be with God in Heaven.

Chris was born on March 20, 1978, in Waco, and grew up in Groesbeck/Teague.

He attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in Bremond for three years during elementary school and was very involved in Boy Scouts, ultimately achieving the rank of Eagle Scout in 1993.

Chris graduated high school with honors from Teague High School in 1996, and was a member of the National Honor Society.

It was during his high school years that he knew he wanted to later attend medical school and help others.

Chris attended UT Austin and graduated in May of 2000 with highest honors, magna cum laude.

Following his undergraduate studies, he then went on to The University of Texas Medical School in Houston, graduating in 2004 with highest honors.

After medical school, he completed an additional five years of specialty training to become a dermatologist.

This training was completed at Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio, where he was in the top three percent of his class.

He later went on to teach the dermatology residency program for several years prior to completing his Army service.

During this time, he was a top contributor to the “Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine” textbook.

Chris was a proud veteran of the US Army and earned the rank of Major in the Army Medical Corps.

While he was on active duty, he served a 10 month tour in Iraq from 2008-09.

During this time, he volunteered for many special missions caring for wounded soldiers in Iraq and received numerous meritorious service medals during his wartime deployment.

He served a total of 12 years in the military.

In 2013, Chris started his own private dermatology practice in Leander, “Collins Advanced Dermatology Institute”.

He practiced all aspects of dermatology, including advanced dermatological procedures as a MOHS Dermatology Surgeon.

In his 10 years of private practice, he touched the lives of many.

He was the recipient of the Top Doctor Award every year he practiced and his patients and all who knew him loved him dearly.

He had a gift of putting people at ease, and at the same time, he had the special ability to have fun with his patients.

He was greatly admired and trusted by the physicians he worked with and so many others because they knew what a talented doctor and amazing clinician he was.

Many would say, “To Know Him Is To Love Him”.

Chris leaves behind many loved ones, including his daughter, Emily; his parents, Richard and Cindy Collins; his beloved soulmate, Amy, and her daughters, Cara and Ashlynn; brother, Daniel; sister, Liz, and her husband, Ricardo Chirino; and his identical twin brother, Tim, and his wife Brittnee, and his nephews, Jacob and Josh.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mexia, Texas.

A rosary was held at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 1, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mexia.

Funeral services were held Sunday, June 2, at 2 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague.

Visitation was held prior to the service on Sunday beginning at 1 p.m.

He was laid to rest, and into God’s arms, at Greenwood Cemetery following the service.

Please visit our website at www.bowersfuneralhome. net to sign the online guestbook or leave a message for the family.

The Teague Chronicle

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