Fallen Hero: LTC(Ret) Jack Hourguettes, Jr.


Funeral Home

Chancellor Funeral Home

2576 US 49 FLORENCE, MS 39073
(601) 845-4449


July 22, 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Chancellor Funeral Home, Florence


July 22, 11:30, Chancellor Funeral Home, Florence.  Burial will follow at Star Cemetery.


Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on July 19, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. LTC(Ret) Jack Hourguettes, Jr, age 69, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within 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, 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.


Jack Hourguettes, Jr. passed into the arms of Jesus on Monday, July 19, 2021 at his home in Florence. He was 69 years old. The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday, July 22nd from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. funeral service all at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence. Burial will follow at Star Cemetery.

Jack was born November 24, 1951 in Methodist Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS to the late Jack, Sr. and Martha Jo Hourguettes. He served his country proudly for 34+ years achieving the rank of Lt. Colonel with the U.S. Army. He retired from the G.V. Sonny Montgomery VA Medical Center after working there over 30 year. He also served his church, Star Baptist Church as a Deacon and a Men’s Ministry Leader. He was a Master Mason and a licensed HAM Radio Operator. He loved his family and friends and he enjoyed playing golf and playing the trumpet as well as photography. He loved his Alabama “Roll Tide” Football Team and was an avid historian

Jack is survived by his wife of over 23 years, Cheryl Hourguettes of Florence, MS; sons, Jeremy Rollings (Melanie) of Pearl, Jack Hourguettes III (Merrell) of Gluckstadt, and Patrick Hourguettes of Jackson; daughters, Jessica (Shane) Bass of Purvis and Jennifer (Adam) McAdory of Dixie, MS; sister, JoAnne Guthrie (J.D.) of Moselle, MS; 7 grandchildren, Michael Rogers, Anthony (Mary) Snell, Jacob Snell, Gunner Bass, Aiden Bass, John Patrick McAdory, and Hallie Gail Hourguettes.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to Star Baptist Church Pulpit Fund or the Wounded Warriors Fund.