Frank Macon

  • Died: November 22, 2020
  • Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado


Frank Macon

Tuskegee Airman

Frank Macon was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, the Black pilots and support staff who served with distinction in World War II. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal


Posted by Matthew McGuire - Cheshire, CT   August 13, 2021

Godspeed and a smooth transition my friend of 48 years. I will always treasure the flight helmet and oxygen mask you gave me. A fellow pilot and Unitik.

Posted by Teddy Adams - Albuquerque, NM - friend   February 18, 2021

I'm Very Grateful.............and, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, Frank.......... after A Long life I'm Hoping YOU'RE RESTING AT PEACE !

Posted by Michael Catalano - Sioux Falls, SD   January 22, 2021

Thank you so much for your service to our country. God bless.

Posted by Larry Alexander - Muncie, IN   December 25, 2020

Franks family . Death is never easy I just lost my ex husband Tommy as well. My heart goes out to you and your family . He is in heaven now. Preparing the way for us till we meet again . Loved and missed and never forgotten.

Angie sanders

Posted by Angela Zumpano sanders - Friend   December 09, 2020

Franklin. I miss seeing you everyday. You were my neighbor and my friend. I wish that I would have spent more time with you. But I know I will see you again and we will have a laugh. Your smile and soul was one of a kind. You will never be forgotten and will be missed here on the Westside. We all admired your spirit and your legacy. Until we meet again.

Posted by Anna Vannelli - Colorado Springs, CO - neighbor   December 06, 2020


May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Alishia    December 05, 2020

P.S. I forgot to add the Pine Valley photo. Carol Potts Todd

Posted by CAROL J TODD - Acquaintance   December 03, 2020

Dear Family of Frank Macon, My sisters and I once met Frank at a Colorado Springs Natives' Club meeting. He was a fascinating guest and as natives, our paths had crossed before. Our family owned the Pine Valley Dairy (now on Air Force Academy grounds) from 1935-1945. My older sisters, Joan & Marlene, remember the Pine Valley Airfield was on a ridge above the valley, not where the Air Force Academy Airfield is today. They rode their horses up there to watch small planes take off and land, probably one of Frank's! Our parents, aunts and uncles , and ourselves all graduated from Colorado Springs/Palmer High School also, We three sisters had long civil service careers at Fort Carson, Air Academy, and NORAD. One of my most beloved co-workers was Marion Rodgers, another Tuskegee Airman, Lt Col, pilot, who passed away at 95 in 2017. I am sure he and Frank knew each other. These men were true heroes in a time that did not readily accept them, working doubly hard to achieve their dreams and serve our country.
Our hearts, prayers and sympathy to Frank's family, Carol Todd, Joan Roberts, Marlene Clayton (Potts Family of Pine Valley Dairy)

Posted by CAROL J TODD - Acquaintance   December 03, 2020

His grace and dignity was exceptional, he will always be remembered for his dedication and service to his country. I was fortunate enough to have met him and he was a true gentleman. To his family, please accept my sincere condolences. Words cannot express how much he will be missed.

Posted by Bill Foster - Atlanta, GA - acquaintance   December 02, 2020


I met Frank a few years ago, when he was being inducted into the CSHS/Palmer Alumni Hall of Fame. We continued to meet and talk over the years. I even helped him on some family tree questions, that he had. When his book, "I Wanted to Be a Pilot: The Making of a Tuskegee Airman" came out, he autographed my copy for me. He was a gentle, kind man who never spoke ill of others and helped blaze a trail for all to follow.
May you Rest in Peace, my friend.

Posted by Jay Smith - Colorado Springs, CO - friend   December 01, 2020

My condolences go out to the family of Frank. What a legacy he left. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by LeeRoy    December 01, 2020

My heartfelt condolences are sent to the family of Mr. Frank Macon. He, along with the other Tuskegee Airmen were trailblazers who carried the torch and paved the way, for future generations. Their story will never be forgotten, among us, in history. Thank you, Sir!

Posted by Sandra BOyd - Memphis, TN - Acquaintance   November 30, 2020

What a legend deepest sympathy to the Macon family may the God of tender mercies comfort and strengthen all of you in this difficult time

Posted by Faye - FL   November 30, 2020

Because of men like Mr. Macon, men like me could assume leadership roles within the military today. Because of his belief that no man was better than he was, I believed that I could make a difference. It was not easy to endure what he went through but he did it with an amazing sense of dignity and grace. I salute you and your and your service, but most of all I salute the life of excellence that you continued to live after your service.

Posted by John Thomas - Lansing, MI   November 30, 2020

To the Macon Family:
I am forever proud and grateful to Mr. Macon for his unselfish and patriotic service to the U.S. during a time when he was appreciated by some ,but not as much by others. You as his dear family must be beaming with love and an abundance of pride for his service.
You have my profound sympathy during this heartrending time.

Betty Henderson- Detroit , MI

Posted by A friend   November 29, 2020

Thank you for yourguts and courage.

Posted by Fred Davis - Acquaintance   November 29, 2020

Rip thank you for your service.

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Posted by Linda Tracy - Cleveland, OH   November 29, 2020

Condolences to the family of a man that during a time of racism & segregation chose to serve to show his willing to defend those in this country. May your family receive courage, strength, comfort, and peace at this time of loss.

Posted by Kendra Johnson - Gary, IN   November 29, 2020

May you be in heaven resting with the angels

Posted by A friend   November 29, 2020

Please accept my deepest condolences to the Macon Family. May you be comforted by the God Tender Mercies. May He help carry the load of grieve during this time of deep sorrow Psalm 68:19. Cherish Frank’s memories forever.

Posted by BRY    November 28, 2020

Thank you Mr. Macon for your legendary service for our country and may you rest in God's peace. How blessed you were to live your dream of being a pilot and then be able to use it on such a large scale by protecting our country and then sharing your journey through media. Thank you.To the family: May God's peace and comfort be with you all during this time. And may you be comforted by Mr. Macon's legacy, knowing he accomplished his heart's desire. He wanted to fly and in spite of any obstacles, he did.

Posted by A friend   November 28, 2020


Posted by Carol Sivadge    November 28, 2020

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by A friend   November 28, 2020

Thank you for your service, you changed my life for the better. Heaven has another angel. RIP.

Posted by S. Wilson - Madison, NJ   November 28, 2020

Thank you, Frank. It’s been good to know you.

Posted by Jack Beal - Colorado Springs, CO - friend   November 28, 2020

Dear Mr Macon,

Thank you for your service sir, you are a true hero to all of us who live in this beautiful country. Your time serving will never be forgotten as Heaven has received another Angel

Posted by Chuck G    November 28, 2020

I would like to send my deepest condolences to the Macon family and friends. Mr. Macon I thank you for your services and contributions you have blessed this world with. You have made it that much easier for our young African American men/women to succeed. You are and will forever be a Pilar in the African American communities. May your soul rest in power.

Posted by Adriene Royster - Newark, NJ - friend   November 28, 2020

I have always believed that the generation Mr Macon came from was different and unique. They were courageous intelligent loyal African American men. To the family cherish the great memories you must have. May our Great Heavenly Father be with you and Mr Macon.

Posted by Lindsey    November 27, 2020

I send sincere sympathy to the family of Frank Macon, a courageous Tuskegee airman. At this most difficult time, may God comfort you and may the memories of your loved one stay close to your heart.

Posted by Mary - Neighbor   November 27, 2020

I am so sorry regarding the loss of your loved one. I recently seen on television program, the remaining airman, living. He, being one of them. I met two others, in Chicago, Illinois, years ago. I commend, all of them. May the God of Comfort, continue to comfort the family, during these difficult times.

Posted by A friend   November 27, 2020

To the family,

I wanted to extend my condolences for your loss. Please know that God is a true source of comfort and strength and he will heal the broken hearted. (Ps. 147:3) Cherish the wonderful memories!

Posted by A friend   November 27, 2020



Posted by WILLIAM MCKENZIE - TUCSON, AZ   November 27, 2020

Thanks For Servicing, I am A Retired Egress System Repairman.

Posted by Raymond Shaw - Birmingham, AL - friend   November 27, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   November 27, 2020

Sincere sympathies to the Macon family, what an amazing part of history, truly sorry for your loss. May God grant all of you peace and strength as you go through this most difficult time of your loss.

Posted by A friend   November 26, 2020

Thank you

Posted by Mitchell Cook - Ford City, PA   November 26, 2020

Thank you Sir, for your service to our country. It seems as if God has called all of you home this year - He must have the ultimate mission in mind for you all. God bless and comfort your family. We were and will continue to be proud of all the Tuskeegee Airmen. Fly high with the angels!!

Posted by A friend   November 26, 2020


We followed in the foot steps of great black men like Mr. Frank Macon. May he Rest In Peace.

Posted by Marion Lee USMC -Vietnam Vet - Baton Rouge, LA   November 26, 2020


I never met Mr. Macon. But we loose another famous African-American from Tuskegee Alabama, that served in/with the group in the Army Air Corp!! Most flew the famous Avenger air plane, that they painted the tails of their planes red so to be famous as the ''Red-Tails''!! and we have lost one more of the world's greatest generation!! Thanks Mr. Frank Macon!! REST-IN-PEACE''!!! GOD-SPEED''!!!

Posted by Ronald Bredemeyer - WACO, TX - friend   November 26, 2020

My condolences.

Posted by A friend   November 26, 2020

God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's..My heartfelt condolences to the family's..

Posted by A friend   November 26, 2020

Such bravery Mr. Macon and other Airmen have displayed. I know he will be missed by his family and friends. May God comfort and strengthen all of you in your time of sorrow. My condolences.

Posted by patricia    November 26, 2020

Thank you Mr. Macon for your service. God bless your family.

Posted by Connie Colvin    November 26, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the family. May the God of tender mercy be with the family atthis most difficult time.

Posted by A friend   November 26, 2020

We need more great American Heroes like Frank more than ever .
Franks represented the best of America under circumstances no human being should ever have to face .
RIP Sir . It is you that made America great , and it was you who exposed Americas weaknesses in a way that benefited all Americans

Greg Williams sfca ; Admirer

Posted by greg williams - Student   November 26, 2020

Rest in Heaven with the Lord
Mr. Macon. You will be with your brothers, the Tuskegee
Airmen that made we the people to be so very proud of you.
Now dear Sir, rest in peace.
Thank you for your service.

Posted by A friend   November 25, 2020

An American hero. At ease, soldier. Well done!

Posted by Walter Mackins    November 25, 2020


Dear Frank, Thank you for all your stories, inspiration, care, positive belief in people and life, love for Colorado Springs and Our Country ( U S A ), faith in Jesus, being a great neighbor and my friend for 19 yrs. Knowing you made me a better person! I am looking forward to seeing you in heaven and spending eternity with you! You will not be forgotten. Frank your the Best my Friend!

Posted by Jim Fenimore - Colorado Springs, CO - friend   November 25, 2020

In this time of great sorrow we can find comfort in God's words found at of 21:3,4

Posted by A friend   November 25, 2020

Thank you for your service, rest in peace.

Posted by Rhonda - MD   November 25, 2020


Rest Frank, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation. U.S. Army Air Force "Tuskegee Airmen", WWII.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   November 25, 2020

Frank, you will always be in our hearts, Thank you for being a great man.

Posted by John Cantlin - Colorado Springs, CO - friend   November 25, 2020

Another trailblazer has moved on
May God have mercy on his soul
Our condolences goes out to the family

Posted by Clarence Scutter - Port Gibson, MS   November 25, 2020

Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your cherished loved one. May God give you peace and comfort during this time of grief.

Posted by B B - neighbor   November 25, 2020

Thank you for your service Mr. Macon. You are now flying among the angels. RIP!

Posted by Cheryl L. Ramsey    November 25, 2020

Mr Frank Macon. I would like to Thank You and all other Tuskegee Airman for your Service in times of need.Your dedication to service and love of Areonautics,now you are able to Fly anywhere your Heart desire's. Safe travels Mr Macon, God bless and Thanks again for your contributions to America and helping to make us All Safe.

Posted by Tyler E. Andersen    November 25, 2020

Mr. Macon will not be forgotten. My sincere condolences to the family of this dear man and may the God of all comfort soothe your mourning hearts.

Posted by A friend   November 25, 2020

Just an outstanding person and a real class act. I was fortunate enough to meet him and he was so humble and down to earth. I'll never forget him. He will be missed by many. I send my condolences to his family and friends. I pray that God gives them the strength to endure their loss during this difficult time.

Posted by S.H. - acquaintance   November 25, 2020

My sincere condolences to the Macon family. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss

Posted by TD    November 25, 2020

Thank you for your service,

Posted by Ramona Corlew    November 25, 2020

Family Album

Frank Macon