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Kenneth Stanley Collins

February 5, 1929 — May 2, 2022

Kenneth Stanley Collins

Kenneth Stanley Collins, Sr

Feb 5, 1929 - May 2, 2022

Our country lost a legend when Ken passed away peacefully in his home in Prescott Valley.
His career span 32 years in the Air Force and CIA. He was a warrior and a test pilot and an instructor. He flew fighter aircraft during the Korean War and Reconnaissance aircraft out of Area 51 as a test pilot, then flying spy planes. His many awards proved him a distinguished member of the Military and CIA communities.

Ken was born in Leavenworth, Kansas, and followed both parents, and all his siblings in death.
He is survived by his wife Sandra; daughters Sharon (Joe), Melissa and son Mark (Barbara). He was preceded in death by his late wife Jane and son Kent. Ken is survived by his grandchildren: John (Lisa), Krista (Jason), Jessica (Liam) and Caitlin (Andy), Mark Jr. and Morgan; plus 6 great grandsons.
Ken was also survived by Sandra’s three children: Dana (Roger), Randy (Shanon) and Jaime (Dan) plus Sandra’s grandchildren and great-granddaughter who all adored him.

He will be solely missed.



Graveside services will be held on Wednesday May 3rd at 11:00am at Prescott National Cemetery in Prescott.



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Friday, June 3, 2022

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