Fallen Hero: LTC(Ret) Perry Stewart Conerly


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Forrest Funeral Home

1258 Richburg Rd Hattiesburg, MS


Forrest Funeral Home, Hattiesburg,
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 6-8 pm


Forrest Funeral Home, Hattiesburg,
Thursday, June 23, 2022 9 am


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 June 17, 2022, and moved on to his heavenly home. LTC(Ret) Perry Stewart Conerly, age 77, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 890th Engineer Battalion, Shelby Installation Support Unit (ISU) and had worked full-time at the Shelby Training Site, 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, 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.

Visitation, Services and Obituary:

Perry Stewart Conerly, 77, of Hattiesburg, passed away on June 17, 2022, at his home. He was born on October 26, 1944, in Columbia, MS. Perry enlisted in The United States Army in 1970 and after many years, he retired as Lieutenant Colonel in 1995.
Perry is preceded in death by his parents, Bruce H. Conerly and Edna Ruth Stewart Conerly Breakfield; one brother, Jesse Lynn Conerly and one half-sister, Louise. He is survived by his loving wife, Sheryl Conerly; five children: Keith Conerly (Vivian), Michelle Smith (Chris), Brett Conerly, Shawn Conerly (Heather) and Sonya Conerly (Nathan Lewis); four grandchildren: Brittney Kitchens, Madison Conerly, Nataleigh Lewis and Naomi Lewis; three great grandchildren: Riley Kitchens, Leala Kitchens and Lydia Kitchens.