My heartfelt condolences to the Collins family. I have known Dennis for 20 years and met at Global Internetworking that later became GTT. I had recently spoken to him and reminisced about all of the great times we shared. My fondest memory was our bike trip celebrating his 50th birthday riding the entire C&O Canal from Cumberland, MD to Georgetown. His smile was from ear to ear and the joy that he brought to everyone he met is not to be forgotten. I also loved meeting him in Front Royal to shoot a round of golf every now and then. Dennis, you will be truly missed and I treasure the friendship that we shared. Rest in Peace Dee.
Dennis was always willing to coach me (very patiently) when we worked together at GTT. He was critical to my growth in the industry and has been the high standard I measure the engineers I work with to this day. My condolences to his family - I know he will truly be missed.
Praying for comfort and peace during this time, with much love!
In memory of Dennis Dale Collins, Michael Gray lit a candle
To the Collins family—you have my deepest sympathies on Dennis’ passing. I worked with Dennis for 9 years at GTT—we were the same age and talked family, life, and of course college football. I worked out with Dennis at the GTT offices and we golfed together as well. Dennis was a true gentlemen and his friendship enriched my life. I will truly miss him…gone from us to soon.
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Dennis, you brought joy, happiness and laughter to all you touched. Working beside you at GTT/EXA, I will always remember your willingness to jump in and assist with guidance at any hour of the day and going a step further, you always followed up to ensure things were seen through. You are one of a kind, and you will be deeply missed by everyone.
My deepest sympathies to the Collins family as you grieve and celebrate Dennis' life. You are in my prayers. I echo the sentiments expressed by other GTT co-workers of Dennis personally and professionally. He will be missed.
I met Dennis in 2008 when our company was purchased by GTT, Dennis and I immediately formed a relationship. Dennis was a good business man. He ran a solid organization. I was immediately surprised about how his employees loved him. I quickly learned that the reason was he took care of them. Our relationship was strengthened when we were paired together to play golf on a president's club trip. I always worried about how well I was scoring. Dennis was too but would quickly stop and remind everyone that we are with friends, the weather is great, and a bad day on the golf course is still better than a good day at work. I will miss Dennis as a great leader and a great friend. My thoughts and prayers are for his family and friends.
I worked with Dennis since 2016 at GTT and I'm truly sorry for your loss. Dennis was a great coach and mentor to me, helping me become part of the GTT team and teaching me the GTT way of doing business. He was my go-to when I had questions and challenges. He was kind, caring and always helpful. I was so happy when he came back to GTT and luckily, I got to tell him so on the last call we had together. I will miss him greatly.
I send my sincerest condolences to Lynne, children and family. Dennis was a special close friend even with years between seeing each other. We would talk occasionally and catch up about family and Alabama football. Dennis and I had so many memorable fun times and laughter in the 70s. One highlight was walking into the Sugar Bowl New Year’s Day 1979 Alabama vs undefeated Penn State without a ticket by telling ticket taker “excuse us please” -then miraculously bus drivers gave us seats. we gave our tickets to the Gorrell brothers and thought we could buy tickets but couldn’t. We also saw Marshall Tucker band the night before ( that was a memorable fun New Year’s Eve too)
Dennis had natural super special charisma as all you know. He is gone much to early and will be so missed. I will never forget his mischievous grin!
Im sorry cannot attend the celebration of his life and again, sending my sincere condolences to the family.
Dennis, you were one of the nicest, kindest, respectful people I have ever worked with. You always had a nice thing to say and I enjoyed seeing you at GTT all those years there. You will be missed! My condolences to your family.
May God bless you all during this difficult time. Dawn Karp
My first memory of Dennis was him yelling at Bill across his office; it was something about CMD of course! A great man of character and wonderful sense of humor! Always candid yet respectful, always willing and wanting to help. Rest in peace Dennis.
I am heartbroken to hear of the loss of my dear friend Dennis. Dennis was a wonderful man and heavily supported my team during our transition from GTT to EXA. I owe him an eternal debt of gratitude for all that he did to support me. He will be missed terribly. Rest in peace, dear friend and may God bless you x
My thoughts are with Dennis's family.
I am so very sad to hear this news. My sincerest sympathies are with Dennis' family and friends. Dennis was a true gentleman, and an amazing manager. He worked tirelessly to support the business and his reports/colleagues at GTT. I will never forget the kindness, support and empathy he showed me as both my manager and my friend during a very difficult period in my life. Rest in peace, Dennis.
It my honor to work along side Dennis. He was alsways the voice of integrity and reason in our otherwise chaotic world. He will be missed. Heartfelt prayers to your family.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Collins family on a huge loss! My dad coached Dennis in football and he was the best halfback a team could ever want! As a 12 year old manager, I thought Dennis was the epitome of cool. Rest in peace Dennis, you have fought the good fight and completed the race, now heaven surely awaits you❤️🩹
Lots of great memories of not just Dennis, but the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Jim and Joanne Shirley
So sad about the too soon passing of such a great man. He was a key driver in building the entire business that became GTT and was patient and kind with everyone he worked with. Away from work I loved golfing with Dennis and the last time I saw him we were battling 40 mph winds in Maryland and just trying to stay on our feet let alone hit shots. We spent more time that afternoon last year laughing than playing golf. You will be sorely missed, Dennis!
Deepest sympathy and prayers.
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We won’t be able to attend but I wanted Dennis’. Family to know that he was one of the finest, most dedicated, loyal and humbly helpful leaders I have ever worked with-and depended upon- in my entire business career. He has left us all too soon and will be greatly missed. Rest in well deserved peace, Dennis.
In memory of Dennis Dale Collins, Michael and Lynn Haney lit a candle
We are praying God’s comfort & strength for all of your family. We will all miss him very much.
🙏♥️ Chuck and Chris Guffee
Dennis was a great colleague at GTT, and a lovely man all round, taken too soon.
It was great working with Dennis and also cycling with him mornings before work. He will be sadly missed.
Dennis will be missed and his family is in my thoughts and prayers 🙏🏻
Dennis you were a great friend and will be missed by all. I remember meeting you almost 30 years ago at Bell Atlantic and was impressed by your knowledge and kindness towards others.
Dennis was a wonderful neighbor who you could always count on to help if you needed it. We are very saddend to hear of his passing. I am sure he will be looking over his wife Lynne. Godspeed Dennis.
Dennis was an amazing husband, Dad, grandfather and a friend to all who knew him. He was always willing to help if someone needed something and had the most heart warming smile. You knew instantly you would like him. He will be missed by so many. Heaven has a new angel and he will be a guardian to all who he loved! We miss you!
Rest in Peace.....You will be missed!!
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.