Fallen Hero: BG(Ret.) John Henry Fox, III


Funeral Home

Wright and Ferguson, Clinton

106 Cynthia Street Clinton, MS 39056


Episcopal Church of the Creater
1445 Clinton Raymond Road
Clinton , MS 39056
Friday, December 10, 2021
Time: 9:00am-10:00am



Episcopal Church of the Creater
1445 Clinton Raymond Road
Clinton , MS 39056
Friday, December 10, 2021
Time: 10:00am


Clinton Cemetery
Clinton, MS 39056



John H. Fox, III, 94, died January 6, 2021 after a long illness. He is survived by wife Cameron Michie Fox. They were married for 37 years. John has four children and four step children.
Preceded in death by parents Majorie and John H Fox Jr. of Oxford, MS. Brothers Dr. Andrew Fox, Oxford, and Clifford G. Fox, Henderson, Nevada and step daughter Vicki Smith Generelly, Richmond, VA. And grandson, John A. Clark, New Orleans, Louisiana.

John was actively involved in Episcopal church activities as well as community of Clinton. He graduated from School of Law at University of Mississippi, was commissioned as a LT and spent several interesting years in Austria during the Korean War conflict. After his active-duty service in Austria he returned to MS to raise his family. During the rest of his adult life, he continued to serve the Army, the State and Nation he loved. His service included the 4402nd Civil Affairs unit of the US Army Reserve. In the late 60’s and 70’s He transferred to the MS Army National Guard where he serviced proudly as the Battalion Commander of the 1st Battalion 155th Infantry Mechanized. After promotion to Colonel, he served as the Commandant of the MS Military Academy at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Here he was instrumental in establishment of the Third Non-Commissioned Officer Academy which is still one of the Third Non-Commissioned Officer Academy which is still one of the Pre-Eminent Non-Commissioned Officer Academies in the Nation. At this time, he also oversaw the Officer Candidate Program which helped shape the Mississippi National Guard as it stands today by Graduating Young Officers who have Risen to the Rank of Adjutant General, Mississippi National Guard. His awards include Legion of Merit, Military Commendation Medal, several other Military and Civilian awards along with serving along with Serving Multiple Times as Regional Director of the Employers Support of the Guard and Reserve Organization. He also proudly served in the Mississippi State Guard.
His career as an attorney was 40 years long and beautifully diverse. He worked in attorney general office and for the city of Clinton as the City Attorney as well as Attorney for the Clinton School Board. He would always take many cases and just helping people whenever he could. His neighbors felt free to call him for advice concerning their lives, their livestock, and their worry over an event.

He enjoyed traveling with wife, Cameron. His favorite country was Bhutan. They made many trips to Europe. He had relatives in England, his mother’s homeland. His interest in Austria took them there many times as well as most countries.

He leaves four children and four step children.
John H Fox IV, Arkansas
Carrie Clark husband Sam Clinton, MS
Martin Fox and wife Sherrie- Clinton
Lelia Ellen Fox, Texas

Grandchildren and great grandchildren
Chad Fox and wife Lauren and children Anderson and Amelia
Lindsay Fox Williams and husband Bryce and
Cedar Riley Williams, Clinton
Amy Clark Wetzel and husband, Brent, Poplarville
Jennie Pague and husband, Thomas Clinton
William Pague, Clinton

Step grandchildren and great-grandchildren
Wendy Lea, Boulder
C.M.” Trey” Smith and wife Debra, Flowood
Taylor and Gentry Smith, Texas
David and Lara Smith, Texas
Henry, Annie and Charlie Smith Texas
Evan Byrne, Virginia
Phinizy Generelly and wife Walker, Virginia
Silas Generelly, Richmond
Sarah Bausell and husband, Kenny and
Children Ayers and Phoebe, Durham

Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard

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 passed from our ranks on December 6, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. BG(Ret.) John Henry Fox, III, age 94, born in Clinton and raised in Oxford, was a longtime member of the MS Army National Guard, serving as commander of the 1/155 IN BN and the MSARNG Military Academy has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord. Arrangements are pending and will be updated as soon as possible. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this incredibly difficult time.

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, this 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.