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J. Logan Fagner, Lt. Colonel, USAF (Retired)February 05, 1926 – April 14, 2017
LT. Col. J. Logan Fagner USAF Ret. passed away peacefully in his home Friday, April 14, 2017, at the age of 91. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 27, 2017, at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church located at 1300 Columbus Avenue in Waco, Texas.
Memorials may be made to the Geology Field Course Fund through the McLennan Community College Foundation by calling 254-299-8606 or to the Columbus Avenue Baptist Church.
J. enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force in 1945 during World War II. While stationed at James Connally Air Force Base in Waco, Texas, he met Peggy Shepard and they married on August 18, 1950, at Westover AFB, Massachusetts. J. was a pilot and helicopter rescue pilot in the USAAF and the USAF. He served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. During his service, J. was highly decorated, receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross among many other military distinctions. Before taking a command in Vietnam, Lt. Col. Fagner also served as the attaché for the Secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon. In 1975, Lt. Col. Fagner retired after serving our country for over 30 years.
J. was a dedicated and loving father of three sons including Rob, Gary, and Scott. J. enjoyed six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was a vibrant yet gentle, caring, loving, and selfless man. J. loved traveling with his family, was an avid astronomer, and, was an active member of the USAF Helicopter Pilot Association. J. and Peggy hosted numerous international Baylor University students who are now considered family. J. was a dedicated member of the Columbus Avenue Baptist Church and volunteered as a mentor in the Kid’s Hope program.
Special thanks to Providence Hospice team including the staff, nurses, and nurse’s aids who provided exceptional care for J’s final days.