Fallen Hero: MAJ (Ret) Benjamin Clement Shute

Black Hawk, MS

Funeral Home

Oliver Funeral Home of Winona, Inc.

Winona, MS



Graveside Service
with Military Honors

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2 PM, North MS Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery


Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on December 14, 2020 and moved on to his heavenly home.  MAJ (Ret) Benjamin Clement Shute, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 1/114 Field Artillery 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 still 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.


A graveside service with Military Honors for MAJ Benjamin Clement Shute, MSARNG Ret., of Black Hawk, will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 17 at the North Mississippi Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Kilmicahel. Rev. Jack Marshall and Rev. Tommy Stevenson will officiate the service.

Maj. Shute, 69, passed away at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson on Monday, December 14, 2020. He was born to John Shelton and Sara Alma Clement Shute in Lexington, MS on January 10, 1951. He worked as a Field Office Supervisor (DCA-FOS) Bank Examiner with FDIC. He was a member of the Carroll County Republican Committee, former member of MS Bankers compliance Task Force, and a member of Black Hawk Methodist Church. He was an avid antique tractor collector and served in the MS Army National Guard from 1971 until 1994, primarily with the 1st and 114th Field Artillery Unit in Greenwood. He was a June 30, 1973 graduate of Officer Candidate School.  Upon retiring, he transfered to 631st FA BDE in Grenada.

MAJ Shute is survived by his son, Benjamin C. Shute II of Blackhawk; brother, John S. Shute, Jr. of Blackhawk; and two nephews Jake and Ryan Shute. He is preceded in death by his parents.

MAJ Shute was such a staunch supporter of the National, State, and local Republican Party Platform, it was his wishes that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the URF, MSGOP, and Carroll County GOP.