Fallen Hero: LTC(Ret.) Charles Bradford “Brad” Bynum, Jr.

Brandon, MS

Funeral Home

Ott and Lee Funeral Home

Ott & Lee Funeral Home - Brandon 1360 W. Government St. Brandon, MS 39042


November 8, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ott & Lee Funeral Home – Brandon
1360 W. Government St.
Brandon, MS 39042

November 9, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Crossgates United Methodist Church
21 Crossgates Drive
Brandon, MS 39042


November 9, 2022

1:00 PM
Crossgates United Methodist Church
21 Crossgates Drive
Brandon, MS 39042



Charles Bradford “Brad” Bynum, age 54, a resident of Brandon, MS passed away Thursday, October 27, 2022. A service honoring the Life of Brad, will be held 1:00 pm Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at Crossgates United Methodist Church in Brandon, MS with interment at Crestview Memorial Gardens with military funeral rites. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 pm Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, MS and 12:00-1:00 pm Wednesday just prior to the services.

Brad was born in 1968, in Oxford, MS to Charles Wesley Bynum and Gloria Jean Shepherd Bynum. He was married to Dana Delbouno Bynum. Brad was a graduate of Oak Grove High School, Class of 1986 and from the University of Southern Mississippi, Class of 1999. Brad was a member of Crossgates United Methodist Church in Brandon, MS. He was an avid golfer, hunter, fisherman, hiker, sky diver, expert marksman along with many other hobbies. He proudly served and retired after 26 years of service in the United States Army. During this time, he received two Bronze Stars; three Meritorious Service Medals; Combat Infantryman’s Badge; Special Forces Tab; Ranger Tab; Master Parachute Badge; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Foreign Parachute Badges from Germany, Argentina, Bolivia, and Ecuador; the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Gold) as well as many other awards and decorations.

Brad is survived by his wife of 21 years, Dana Delbouno Bynum; Children, Hanna and Chad Bynum; parents, Charles and Gloria Bynum; brother, Stan Bynum (Amy); sister, Jill Ward (Marty); father and mother-in-law, Martin and Diane Delbouno; and many nieces and a nephew.

Memorials may be made to, The Heroes Journey at www.theheroesjourney.org.


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 and has moved on to his heavenly home on October 27, 2022. LTC Brad Bynum, age 54, has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.  Brad served in the MS Army National Guard and had been a member of and worked full time with the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group.

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 Services:  See above