Francis G. Colgan



Senior Master Sergeant (RET) Francis Gene Colgan of Fayetteville passed away May 25, 2018 at the age of 89.

Francis G. Colgan was born in Flemingsburg, Kentucky on Feb 25, 1929 to the late Robert Colgan and Mitchell Colgan. Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death: Thomas Colgan, William “Billy” Colgan, Maurice Colgan and sister, Elsie Fleming.

He served in the U.S. Army for 2 years and the U.S. Air Force for 26 years. Francis Colgan was an active member of Saint Patrick Catholic Church for 51 years. Also, he remained dedicated to his childhood church both personally and financially located in his hometown in Flemingsburg, Kentucky. Francis Colgan was a successful businessman for the last forty-one years.

Francis Colgan was a true American patriot. He served as a member of the occupation forces in post WWII Germany, several assignments to Viet Nam, Thailand, and Okinawa. He was the recipient of many awards and commendations to include the Bronze Star.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years Wilma Edmond Colgan of Fayetteville, a daughter, Barbara Colgan McCaslin, and her husband Steve of San Jose, California, and a son, SGM (RET) Bill R. Colgan, and his wife Marie of Fayetteville. Two grandsons, Raymond McCaslin, and his wife Nadine of Bakersfield, CA and Jonathon McCaslin of San Jose, CA. Three granddaughters, Tamra Colgan Parks and her husband Brian of Fayetteville, NC, Nayome McCaslin of San Jose, CA, Natalie McCaslin Reynolds and her husband Eric of Hollister, CA. Five great grandsons: Trent, Ty, Landon, Brady and Gunner, and two great granddaughters Paityn and Zoey Ray.

A time of visitation will be held May 31, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00 am in the Family Room at Saint Patrick Catholic Church.

A mass will be held on the same date at 11:00 am at Saint Patrick Catholic Church with full military honors. Father Robb will officiate. Burial will be held following the mass at Lafayette Memorial Park, 2301 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Saint Patrick Catholic Church building fund.