Fallen Hero: CW5(Ret) James (Jim) Donald Cady, Sr.


Funeral Home

Robert Barham Family Funeral Home

6300 Hwy 39 North Meridian, MS 39305




Graveside services at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Tupelo Memorial Gardens


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) regards the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation. 

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on August 2, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. CW5(Ret) James (Jim) Donald Cady, Sr., age 86, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within HQ STARC and worked fulltime within the AGO G1 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, 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.


March 21, 1936 – August 2, 2021

Graveside services for Mr. James Donald Cady, Sr. will begin at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Tupelo Memorial Gardens with the Reverend Dr. Nathan Van Horn officiating. Interment will follow graveside rites. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.

Mr. Cady, 86, of Meridian, passed away at his home Monday, August 2, 2021.

Mr. Cady was retired in 1995 after over forty years of service with the MS Army National Guard. He was a long time deacon of First Baptist Church in Meridian and prior to moving to Meridian, served as a deacon at Alta Woods Baptist Church in Jackson, MS. Jimmy was a native of Selmer, TN and was a long time resident of Tupelo and Jackson, prior to moving to Meridian.

Jimmy is survived by his wife of 67 years, Betty Cady; son Jim Cady (Amy); grandchildren Emily Taylor (Trey), Mary Grace McDaniel (Doug), and Margaret Boyce (William). One great-granddaughter Max McDaniel, as well as a host of extended family members.  Mr. Cady is preceded in death by his parents Vernon and Edith Cady, as well as several siblings.

The Cady family suggests memorials be made as donations to FBC Meridian in lieu of flowers.