Danny R. Collins age 75 of Kingston was called home to the Lord on Saturday, September 30, 2023. Danny was of the Baptist faith. He was a business owner and master mechanic of Import Enterprise for 40 years, manager of Rockwood Municipal Airport for 17 years, where he was a pilot and aviation mechanic. He had an unsurpassed love of music and a great love of water for boating and fishing. He was thankful for his many longtime friends.
Danny was a United States Army Veteran, serving his country from January 1968 to January 1971. He also served a 13-month tour of Vietnam. After his tours of duty, he had the privilege of serving as the Military Honor Escort to fallen Army Heros.
Preceded in death by parents: B.F. and Nancy Gilliam Collins, brother: Ralph Collins.
Survived by wife: Janet Collins, sister; Shelby Collins Todd, brothers; Don and Larry Collins, niece; Teresa Buchholz, and nephew; Brian Collins.
The Collins Family is exceptionally grateful for the exceptional care by Dr. Miriam Tedder and Dr. Michael Thompson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758516 Topeka, KS 66675.
A Celebration of Life will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 20, 2023, at Kyker Funeral Home of Kingston, with full military honors by the Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard and Tennessee Army National Guard. Kyker Funeral Home of Kingston is serving the Collins Family.