Thomas Harry "Pops" Colona, Jr., age 71, of Asheboro passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, January 15, 2022.
Mr. Colona was born in LaPlata, MD on December 23, 1950 to Thomas Harry and Tommie Geraldine Freeman Colona. Thomas served his country in the U.S. Army. He was employed with the Explosive Ordinance Division of the Department of Defense for 34 years. In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by his son, Michael Hunter Colona and brother, Edward Randall Colona.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Patricia Owens Bagby Colona; daughter, Malynda Lynette Colona Shumaker (Paul) of Asheboro; grandchildren, Matthew Ryan Shumaker of Asheboro and Deanna Nicole Shumaker Brown (Jacob) of Asheboro; great grandchildren, Luke Brown, Novaleigh Windsor, and Mason Shumaker; brothers, David Terrell Colona (Tina) of Dillwyn, VA and Jody Russell Colona (Amy) of Winston-Salem; sister, Wendy Lucille Eberle Cheek (Doug) of Hamptonville, NC; and sister-in-law, Debbie Colona of Madison, WI.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Spoons Chapel Christian Church with Pastor Isaac Fetterhoff officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852 or Hospice of Randolph, 416 Vision Dr., Asheboro, NC 27203.
Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro is serving the Colona family.