Eugene Lee Collett

January 17, 1930February 1, 2014
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Eugene “Gene” L. Collett Passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 1, 2014 in Norman at the age of 84. Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Primrose Funeral Service. Interment will follow at Norman IOOF Cemetery. Services are entrusted to Primrose Funeral Service. Gene was a lifelong resident of Cleveland County, Oklahoma. He was born in Stella, Oklahoma on January 17, 1930 to Roy Lee and Minnie (Gill) Collett. He attended Noble High School. Gene entered the United States Air Force in 1948 as an Air Force Meteorologist. His career in the military took him to remote location in Alaska, England, Iceland and many stateside destinations. He achieved the rank of Master Technical Sergeant and retired after 20 years of service to his country. After his retirement from the military, Gene became a weatherman for KOCO (Channel 5) and an Airborne Traffic Reporter for KTOK. Gene was once recognized for assisting law enforcement with the apprehension of several individuals by tracking them from the air and reporting their position. Gene’s love of aviation lead him to develop the Hickory Hills Airpark, a residential airport community. He enjoyed living on his rural airport community with plenty of wildlife. Gene was preceded in death by his parents; two grandchildren and one brother, Grady K. Collett. He is survived by his wife of almost 63 years, Helen N. Collett; son, Victor Collett and his wife Nancy; son, Stanley Collett and his wife Carol; daughter, Janean Collett all of Noble; Grandchildren Arie, Chris, Jasen, Nick, Melissa, Ryan, Kevin, Jennifer and Amanda;16 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Erma Kirby and Lawana McKinley. For more information on the services for Gene or to leave condolences, please visit,


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arie kelley

February 8, 2014

U will be missed by will not be the same without proud i can call you my grandpa. I hope i can be remembered as half the person you was.i love you and will miss you very much

Erma Kirby

February 7, 2014

Goodbye sweet brother, until we meet again.

Billy & Michael Friday

February 5, 2014

Eugene Collett was a great person and he always had he ways on making people laugh. Every time me and Janean Collett went somewhere he always asked Janean did we get her done. And there was a time when there was a tornado I told Janean to get up here and their way up Janean ran over a snake and Amanda her daughter stoped and look at the snake and by the time we got down to Eugene house he told us that we were to late. Eugene he is going to be missed from his family and all of his friends. Janean had the chance to spend time with him everyday and watch gunsmoke. Me and Michael are sends our prayers and thought out to the family as you'll say goodbye to a great grandfather,brother,father,husband and a great friend.

Nick Collett

February 5, 2014

Grandpa was always full of wisdom and humor, and tough enough to keep bee's without a suit for protection! I'm gonna miss the fun you had poking at me at my expense when I visited.....I'm just gonna miss ya Grandpa.

Melissa Garland

February 4, 2014

Grandpa was one of a kind. He was patient, friendly, and one of the most hard-working people I've ever met. I loved and admired this amazing man. I'm truly proud to be his granddaughter. I will miss him.

Lawana McKinley

February 4, 2014

Gene was the best brother a girl could ask for. At a young age he stepped in and took the place of a father to my sister Erma and me. We miss him more than words can tell. We love you, Gene, and will see you again one day.