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Place of Birth:
Davenport, Iowa
Place of Death:
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Philip John Collignon

Philip John Collignon, 66, passed away on March 19, 2016 at his home in Tulsa.

Philip was born in Davenport, Iowa on October 28, 1949, one of three sons to Evelyn Elizabeth (Lau) and Richard Lewis Collignon.

Philip moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma in the late 1970s to begin his long career in Aviation. He received his degree from Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology and Tulsa Community College. He was very proud of the work he had done with McDonnell Douglas and Rockwell International. Philip was an Aircraft Maintenance Processes Planner at American Airlines with 25 years of service.

Philip was married to Valerie Ann Spaid in May 1998. They have spent the last 18 years traveling the world together. With this union, he also became a step-father and, more importantly, a friend. He took great pride in his role as Grand Father and Great Grand Father.

Philip had many passions in life and continued to add more. He loved planes, music, books, classic movies, travel, the Oklahoma Renaissance Festival, all things German, his dogs, his huge group of friends and, most of all, his family.

Philip is survived by his wife Valerie, his step-son Jeremy and his wife Keli, his grandson Tyler and his wife Lindsey, granddaughter Brittany and her husband Kris, and his 5 great grandchildren, all of Tulsa; also by his two brothers, Richard Collignon of Seattle, WA and Charles Collignon of Davenport, IA.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Philip’s name to the Tulsa Air & Space Museum.

Philip will be missed by so many. He had more friends than he realized. He touched more lives than he knew. And, he would remind us all, “Carpe Diem”.

A viewing will be held Thursday from 1pm until 8pm. A memorial service will be held on Friday at 2pm. Both are at Stanley Funeral Home, 3959 E 31st St., Tulsa, OK 74135.

Service Information

Time: 25-Mar-2016 2:00 p.m.
Location: Stanley's Funeral Home
Address: 3959 East 31st Street Tulsa, Oklahoma 74135


Diane Walker
Valerie and Family, He will be missed and you are in my prayers. He was ever with a joke and I loved how he always let you shine Valerie whether it was holding your wine glass or waiting with your purse. Hugs Diane Walker
Scott Mccarter
This world is a lesser place without Phillip in it. He will be missed by all that met him. I am glad to have been able to know Phillip and consider myself a lucky person for knowing him.
Regeana Meyer
Philip you were one of a kind. Your way with words ( very big words), was always well thought out and deeply felt. On one hand a very proper gentleman and on the other a man unafraid if wearing tights and make up in public. I will always remember your rosy cheeks and warm hugs. We have lost a lovely man who with your unique way of looking at things has brought laughter and introspective thought into this world. Cheers to you good Sir.
Jeffrey Shelton
Philip was one of the good guys. Whenever he was around I gravitated towards him as if was going to pickup a positive charge of Genius. He always had time to talk & listen and was never dismissive. I used to enjoy listening to him speak with his brothers or anyone about interesting and detailed subject matter. You felt safe around Philip and he was always Pleasant. I will miss him greatly.
Alice & Tom Kirk
Philip rest in peace with Bogey, you will be missed.
Mary Beth McGrath Shanks
My sincere sympathy to Phil's family. I have such wonderful memories of being the kid sister of his friend Joe. May he rest in peace. Respectfully, Mary Beth
Jesse Burgess
I had the privilege to meet Philip on several occasions. He was always very attentive to any conversation we engaged in and it was obvious he had many passions. He certainly knew how to make my dear friend Valerie smile and enjoy her journey through this life. He's was the kind of person everyone wanted on their team and never did anything halfway. My very sincere condolences to Valerie and to everyone who had a place in his heart.