Fallen Hero: 1SG Fredrick M. “Buddy” Hutson (Ret)


Funeral Home

Moore Funeral Services

Purvis, MS


Wednesday, July 5, 2023, 10:30 am-1:30 pm, First Baptist Church, Purvis


Wednesday, July 5, 2023, 1:30 pm, First Baptist Church, Purvis


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard.  “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on Jul 1, 2023.  1SG Fredrick M. “Buddy” Hutson (Ret), age 76, who had served as a member of the MS Army National Guard within the 367th Maintenance Company and the Shelby Installation Support Unit and had worked full-time at MATES , has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.  He served as 1SG within the 367th Maintenance Company during the Gulf War.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Another great Soldier has gone home, “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten, Soldier for Life”.

Obituary, Visitation, and Service details:

F. M. “Buddy” Hutson, 76, of Purvis passed away on July 1, 2023 at Tulane Hospital in New Orleans, LA. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at First Baptist Church of Purvis from 10:30 A.M. until service time at 1:30 P.M. followed by burial in Coaltown Cemetery.

Mr. Buddy was a member of First Baptist Church of Purvis. He was a veteran of the Army National Guard, where he served in Desert Storm. He was a mechanic at Camp Shelby. He was a member of the Gold Wing Club and the Jeep Club. He was a masterful carpenter, who enjoyed to fish when he was able.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fed and Eva Hutson; and a sister, Maxine Carpenter.

He is survived by his loving wife, Donna Hutson of Purvis; his three children, Charles Rickey Hall, II (Tina), Shelley Renea Hall, and Michelle Hutson Meeks (Chris), all of Purvis; his six grandchildren, Kristen Boyd, Allie Cross (Robbie), Rickey Hall, III, Kaylie Meeks, Tyler Meeks, and Madison Meeks; three great grandchildren, Caiden Cross, Vivian Boyd, and Claire Cross; three sisters, Johnnie Sue Hollingsworth, Amy Carter (George Lee), and Patricia Stansell (Joe), all of Runnelstown; and numerous nieces and nephews.