Parker Memorial Funeral Home
Monday, Sep 26, 2022, 5- 8 PM. Parker Memorial Funeral Home
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022, 11 AM, Parker Memorial Funeral Home
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 released from duty, passed from our ranks on September 24, 2022, and has moved on to his heavenly home. CW3(Ret) James Hall, age 79, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 113th Military Police Company (Brandon) and HQ STARC(-) , has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.
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.
Obituary, visitation, and service details:
James Hall, 79, went to his heavenly home on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was born August 25, 1943, in Pensacola, Florida while his father was a Marine serving there during World War II. When James started first grade, his parents returned to Brandon, MS where he lived throughout his youth, graduating from Brandon High School in 1961. He then earned an Associates Degree from Hinds Community College and studied at Ole Miss. Later, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from Mississippi College.
James was a long-time member of Parkway Baptist Church, Clinton, MS, and a current member of First Baptist Church, Bruce. James was a man who lived his Christian faith. He served many years as a Sunday School Teacher and Deacon. He loved his family dearly and lived a life guided by the Bible.
James began his career working in credit and finance. After spending over 20 years working as a finance and insurance manager for heavy equipment and large trucking dealerships, he began his own web-based insurance business, where he worked until his retirement.
James served with the Mississippi National Guard for over 24 years, beginning in Brandon, Mississippi in the 113th Military Police Unit. At his retirement, he was a Chief Warrant Officer (CW3) with the Selective Service Unit in Jackson, MS.
He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, fishing, and visiting with friends and family. He was an avid Ole Miss fan and LA Dodger baseball fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents James Monroe and Laura Madden Hall; a son Alan Stuart Hall; and brothers-in-law Marvis Ferguson and Ken Crill. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Patsy Ferguson Hall of Bruce, MS; son James Brian Hall (Lynn) of Madisonville, LA; daughter Patricia Jan Hildebrand (Bill) of Brandon, MS; granddaughter Keely Hall; grandsons Jacob Hildebrand and Patrick Hall; brother-in-law Matelon Ferguson (Nancy); sisters-in-law Myra Crill and Louise Ferguson; nephews Joe Ferguson and Doug Ferguson and nieces Teresa Lara and Tammy Spratlin.
Visitation will be Monday, September 26, 2022, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce. The funeral service will be Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Parker Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Anderson officiating and Rev. Ryan Reed assisting. Burial will follow in Memory Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers will be Joe Bennett, Doug Ferguson, Bob Ford, Patrick Hall, Jacob Hildebrand, Miles Jeffrey, Robert Edward Oakley, and Robbie Spratlin. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Ferguson, David Lara, Rickie Vaughn, David Wall, Lou Zemek, and the deacons of First Baptist Church, Bruce.
The staff of Parker Memorial Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hall family as they walk through this season of loss. We ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they mourn the passing of their loved one.