Fallen Hero: LTC Ben L. Calhoun Jr (Ret)


Funeral Home

Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home

205 Bay Street Hattiesburg, MS


Monday, 29 January,  12-2pm, Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home


Monday, 29 January,  2pm, Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home


Military Service Tribute, Honors, and Obituary 

Recognizing and 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 January 18, 2024, and has moved on to his heavenly home.  LTC Ben L. Calhoun Jr.(Ret), age 83, who had served in the MSARNG within the 114th Area Support Group and the 184th Transportation Brigade 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, sacrifices, 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:  

Services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, January 29, 2024, at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Ben L. Calhoun, Jr., 83, of Hattiesburg, MS, who died Thursday, 18, 2024.

Interment will be in Highland Cemetery.

Mr. Calhoun was an Insurance Agent for State Farm Insurance and was a member of the Presbyterian Faith. He retired as a Lt. Col. in the 114th Area Support Group in Hattiesburg. He was a member of the undefeated USM Golden Eagles football team in 1959 and former Athletic Advisor at USM. He was an avid outdoorsman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Calhoun; one daughter, Sharon Gathright;, and one sister, Charlotte Hurt.

He is survived by one son, Alan L. Calhoun of Hattiesburg, MS; one daughter, Heather Stockett of Hattiesburg, MS, and nine grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 12:00 Noon, Monday, January 29, 2024 at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home.