It is with great sadness that we announce David Colvin, a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend passed away on May 13, 2023.
David was born in Warner Robins, Georgia on October 15, 1981 to Pam and Tom Colvin. He spent his childhood on St. Simons Island, Georgia. During his summers on St. Simons, he worked as a youth camp counselor at Epworth-by-the-Sea where he impacted the lives of countless individuals, young and old, with his love and faith in Christ.
He followed in his mother’s footsteps and pursued a career in teaching, earning a degree in education from Kennesaw State University. He went on to teach and coach at Fulton County’s Autrey Mill Middle School and in Cherokee County School’s Dean Rusk Middle School. During his 18+ years of teaching, Coach Colvin inspired countless students.
David’s love for his family was immeasurable. He was a devoted husband to the love of his life, Kim, and a loving and doting father to his daughter, Madeline. They were the center of his world, and his face would light up whenever he spoke about them. David loved every moment spent with his daughter and found great joy in coaching her in softball. He was her biggest fan, cheering her on from the sidelines, and providing guidance and encouragement both on and off the field. They shared a love for the game which created a special bond that will forever be cherished and remembered.
Beyond his family and teaching, David had an unwavering passion for sports. A devoted fan of the University of Georgia, he bled red and black and eagerly cheered on the Bulldogs in every athletic endeavor. His enthusiasm for sports was infectious, and he shared countless hours of joy with friends gathered around the TV on Saturdays in the fall. He was even known to set up those legendary tailgates in his backyard for the 3:30 kickoff games.
David leaves behind a community that has been forever touched by his kindness, passion, and unwavering love for his family, daughter, coaching, sports, and the University of Georgia. His impact on the lives of his students, players, and colleagues will continue to resonate for years to come. Though his presence will be deeply missed, his spirit will live on through the memories and countless lives he has touched throughout his remarkable journey.
David is survived by his wife of 11 years, Kim, and his daughter Madeline. He is also survived by his parents, Tom and Pam Colvin, his brother and sister-in-law, Rob and Leslie Colvin, mother-in-law, Marilyn Sweeney, sister-in-law, Lindsay Backe, and nephews Henry Colvin, Max Backe and Charles Colvin, and aunts, uncles, and cousins who love him dearly.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 19, 2023, from 4:00 PM -7:00 PM at Canton Funeral Home and Cemetery. The address is 10655 East Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA 30115.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at 10:30 AM at Hickory Flat Methodist Church.
To pay tribute to David and his allegiance to the University of Georgia, attendees are encouraged to wear red and black or a favorite Bulldog shirt as a symbol of his love for his UGA Bulldogs.
In lieu of flowers, if you feel led, the family asks you to consider donating to the Go Fund Me page created In Loving Memory of Dave Colvin.