Fallen Hero: CW4(Ret) Carman Dexter Bostick

Senatobia, Brandon

Funeral Home

Destiny Funeral Home

Red Bay, AL


Monday, 11am-1pm, Oct 18, 2021, First Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL


Monday, 1 pm, Oct 18, 2021, First Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL


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 Oct 14, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. CW4(Ret) Carman Dexter Bostick, age 86, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 1/108th Armored Cavalry Squadron and worked full time as their PBO and later within  Joint Force Headquarters and worked full time as an auditor/internal review analyst at the USPFO-MS, has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.  Carmon was respected throughout the MSARNG logistics community as a most knowledgeable logistician who was always out front trying to assist units and their staff.

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.


RED BAY, AL – Carman Dexter Bostick, 86, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Providence Place Assisted Living in Senatobia, MS. He was born in Red Bay, AL to Lowell and Lorine Bullen Bostick. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Red Bay, AL where he served as Deacon, Chairman of the Deacons and Deacon Emeritus. He also served as a member of Gideon International. He was a veteran of the US Army and then retired from the Army National Guard as Chief Warrant Officer after 39 years of total military service.
Funeral services will be Monday, October 18, 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Red Bay with Bro. Bill Harper and Bro. Larry Hill officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Jo Bostick of Red Bay; four children, Rita Dowdle (David) of Senatobia, MS, Dianne Baer (Ron) of Brandon, MS, Jon Bostick (Angela) of Hattiesburg, MS and Lynne Moody (Miles) of Boone, NC; nine grandchildren, Annah Mary Summy (Steve), John David Dowdle (Becky), Carmen Keen (Jeremy), Brian Baer (Laine), Brett Baer (Lauren), Christina Bostick, Katie Bostick, Brennen Moody and Anneliese Moody; eight great-grandchildren and his sister-in-law, Carolyn Bostick.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jack Bostick.
Pallbearers will be David Brown, Glen Vinson, Billy Bolton, Norris Rogers, Wesley Thigpen, Danny McKinney, J.C. Weeks and Scott Eubanks. Honorary pallbearers will be Eucellis Underwood, Howard McKee and the members of his Sunday School class.
Visitation will be Monday, October 18, 11-1 at First Baptist Church in Red Bay, AL.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 616 Red Bay, AL 35582.