David McCollum of North Little Rock passed away on April 30, 2018. He was born March 2, 1950 in Memphis to the late James David “J.D.” McCollum, Sr. and Marguerite Steger McCollum. He was a graduate of Kingsbury High School in Memphis and Baylor University. David was an award winning sports journalist who worked for nearly four decades at the Log Cabin Democrat in Conway. He was a member of Second Baptist Church, Little Rock and served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Stanley McCollum; son, Gavin McCollum of North Little Rock; sister, Sharon Hart (Porter) of Millington, Tenn.; nieces, Leslie Hart, Katelyn Park (Bailey) from Memphis; sister-in-law, Margaret Stanley and niece, Shay Stanley of Baton Rouge, La., and many close friends and colleagues.

A Celebration of David’s Life was held Monday, May 7, at Second Baptist Church, Little Rock.

Online guestbook at www.SmithFamilyCares.com

Memorials may be made to the church at www.2BCLR.com or Committee to Protect Journalists at www.CPJ.org