Fallen Hero: MSG Kenneth (Ken) (Eagle) Young


Funeral Home

Moore Funeral Services


12 -1:30 p.m., Monday, February 20, 2023, Calvary Baptist Church, Petal.


1:30 p.m.,Monday, February 20, 2023, Calvary Baptist Church, Petal


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 February 16, 2023, and has moved on to his heavenly home.  MSG(Ret) Ken (Eagle) Young, age 76, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard, who had served in 3656th Maintenance Company, 298th Support Battalion, the has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord. Eagle, as he was commonly called had worked at the Shelby CSMS and MATES since he was age twenty until retirement.

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:  

MSG Kenneth “Eagle” Young, (Ret), 76, passed away on Wednesday, February 16, 2023, at his residence in Petal. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, February 20, 2023, at Calvary Baptist Church of Petal with interment in McLaurin Cemetery to follow.

Kenneth attended Calvary Baptist Church in Petal and enjoyed spending as much time with his family as he could. He retired after thirty-six years of service to his Country as a Master Sergeant with the Mississippi Army National Guard. He also retired from Camp Shelby where he was an Electric Equipment Repairman Leader with MATES. He is preceded in death by a great-grandson, Asher Scott; his parents, Earl and Elnora Young; and a sister, Marcia Littlejohn.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Young of Petal; two daughters, Kendall Lee (Bert Sandlin) Young of Belle Chasse, LA, Kristi Young of Gulfport; a brother, Earl “Brig” (Sandra) Young, Jr. of Purvis; a sister, Patty (Bill) Moore of Hattiesburg; two grandchildren, Melanie (Donald Melancon) Young of New Orleans, LA, Reno Scott of Petal; two great-grandchildren, Jamie Lynn Hillman of Richton, Atlas Scott of Petal; and a dearest friend, Archie Myers.

Visitation for Kenneth will be from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Monday, February 20, 2023, at Calvary Baptist Church in Petal.