Tommy Lee Collinson

dec. 23 June 2017

The Great Warhawk Nation mourns the loss of a true Warhawk, Tommy Collinson. Tommy Lee Collinson, beloved family man and friend passed away the day after his 61st birthday, in Las Vegas Nevada, due to heart failure. Tom was born in Woodstock, Ill. on June 22, 1956 to Harold and Marliss Collinson. He attended the UW, Superior, WI. He graduated and was commissioned in May, 1978. He led his life as an adventurer, and mentor, all while being dedicated to aviation. As a young man he flew with distinction for the US Air Force (affectionately known as “Sausage Fingers”, Tommy was an outstanding aviator and a key member of “Marlin’s Wild Kingdom” at Spangdahlem circa 1980-1983), and paved a career as a flight dispatcher in the years that followed. He leaves behind friends and family whom were profoundly touched by his unflinching work ethic, love of wine and cigars, and his generous heart. Tom is survived by his wife Cheryl, children; Travis and Marcy, parents; Harold and Marliss, 6 siblings, their spouses and children. Memorial Suggestions include Disabled Veterans of America, and Honor Flight of Nevada. Information online.