Waller "Sonny" Collie III

Dallas, Texas

1951 - 2019


November 1, 2019
Dallas, Texas


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COLLIE, III, Waller "Sonny" 8/10/1951 - 11/1/2019 Waller "Sonny" Collie III died peacefully at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas on November 1, 2019. He was 68 years old. Sonny is survived by his wife, Cathi Collie, of DeSoto, TX.; his son, Turner Collie, of Austin, Tx.; his sister,...

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Rest in Harmony, Waller/Sonny!

Cathi, my condolences to you and your son.

I love your wildflower field idea ..... no mo' mowing! Brilliant!

May you have lots of sunshine in your heart and on your flowers!

Sorry for your loss....Praying for the family...

A good man. My condolences.

Sonny was such a benevolent soul......absolutely full of sage wisdom, strong talent and good cheer. I like to think that we're all better for having known him. He was not only well respected by his peers, but well loved by anyone fortunate enough to have come into his orbit. That may be the best measure of a life. I feel so sorry for the huge loss Cathi and his family have suffered. Deepest condolences..........

Cathi I am so very sorry to hear about Waller I just want you to know that you have been in my every thought still I found out just last night l don't know what else to say but you and Turner are In my prayers Love to You Always

I never knew him as Sonny, only as Waller. In high school, sometimes we would sit at the same table in the cafeteria. I didn't get to know him well, but I sensed how extraordinarily cool he was. He was the first guy I ever saw wearing a pink shirta button-down Oxfordand to me, that added to his coolness. After not seeing him all these years, I find myself deeply feeling his loss. Wishing comfort and peace to the ones who loved him.

I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your son are in my prayers. I never met your hubby but this picture is awesome in that he has the sweetest smile. It's like you are right there across from him and he is smiling at you. What a treasured keepsake for you. As the days go by and you get tired or start feeling sad you should just keep this wonderful picture at hand and always remember and enjoy his smile for you.

Sonny was my uncle "Bubba," and was instrumental (no pun intended) in my adoration for bass guitar and most importantly, to me at least, punk rock.

He was always his own brand of guru with no end of sage wisdom to share, but at the end of the day I always knew if nothing else, if I wanted to talk music, he was absolutely the go-to guy.

I'll always be thankful for the lessons he had to share, and bands to recommend. I'll see you on the other side someday,...

For my big brother, from his adoring little sister, Carrie..
No one in this world could ever make me laugh more than you! No one in this world could make me be so proud to bring my friends to your gigs and say "THAT'S my big brother up there!!" And no one else in this world will ever hold the torch I hold for you as a survivor of cancer together with me, and your stoic battle to the bitter end of your fight with such determination and grace. I have nothing but utmost...