Fallen Hero: MAJ(Ret) Oscar Allen Rinehart


Funeral Home

Chancellor Funeral Home

7225 Siwell Rd Byram, MS




Graveside service,  December 28, 2022 at 1:00 pm at Doty Cemetery, Shannon, MS


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 December 23, 2022, and has moved on to his heavenly home.  MAJ(Ret) Oscar Allen Rinehart, age 75,  a retired member of the MS Army National Guard, who had served within  HHC 155th Armored 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 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.

“Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten””

Obituary, visitation, and service details:  

Oscar Allen Rinehart passed away December 22, 2022 at his residence in Raymond, MS.  He was 75 years old.  He was born October 10, 1947 in Tupelo, MS to the late Harold and Della Shackelford Rinehart.  He was a Certified Biomedical and Environment Technologist specializing in Biomedical equipment.  He was a veteran with the Army National Guard.  He enjoyed fishing and could repair anything.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Frankie Riley Rinehart; children, Latricia McCoy(Ruben) of Jackson, Delana Hoffman (Justin) of Florence, Christopher Rinehart (Pam) of Saltillo; brothers, Ricky Peters and Joe Peters of Nettleton; sisters, Phyllis Whitlock of Alabama, Pam Baggett of Nettleton, Patricia Guess of Nettleton, and Sylvia Seely of New Albany.  He is also survived by grandchildren, Riley McCoy, Darby McCoy, Ian Rinehart, Isla Rinehart, Alexis Hoffman, and Blake Hoffman.

There will be a graveside service,  December 28, 2022 at 1:00 pm at Doty Cemetery in Shannon, MS.