WILLIS "BILL" COLBURN

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WILLIS "BILL" COLBURN, MAJOR, USAF, (Retired), 96, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Born in Addison, N.Y., he graduated from Cornell University and spent 25 years in the Air Force before retiring from General Telephone. He served in the Phillipines during World War II and also served in Korea and Vietnam during the war. He ended his service to his country at the Pentagon. He is survived by his sons, Chriss of Avilla, Ind., Lance of Union, Ore., Wayne (Karie) of Marietta, Ga., and Glenn of Fort Wayne; daughter, Claire (Richard) White of Fort Wayne; 12 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Anna; sister, Frances Baker; son, George; and granddaughter, Katheryn. Service is 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Ave. Calling is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Waynedale United Methodist Church or the donor's choice. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.domccombandsons.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Aug. 9, 2018
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