Fallen Hero: MSG(Ret) Albert L. Hoxie. Jr.


Funeral Home

Fisher Rials Funeral Home

5000 Indiana Avenue, Vicksburg, MS


10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, April 16 at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home, 5000 Indiana Avenue.


Friday, April 16,Interment will follow visitationFisher at Noon at GreenLawn Gardens Cemetery.


Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on April 12, 2020 and moved on to his heavenly home.  MSG(Ret)(Ret) Albert L. Hoaxie, Jr., age 90, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 168th Engineer Group 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.


Albert  L. Hoxie, Jr. passed away on Monday, April 12, 2021.  He was 90.  Born in Vicksburg, he was the son of Albert Lehan Hoxie, Sr. and Virginia Logue Hoxie.  He graduated from Theodore High School in Theodore, AL. and was a resident of Vicksburg since 1952.  Albert retired in 1985 with the U.S. Government, Corps of Engineers, in the Soil Division.

He was retired as a Master Sergeant in the MS. National Guard in 1980 and was also a member of the VFW, DAV, MS National Guard NCO Association, and Paxton Masonic Lodge #559.  Albert was  also an avid golfer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Doris Johns Hoxie; his sisters, Virginia “Snooks” Mobley; Dorothy Dudley.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Ainsworth-Lance-Hoxie; daughters, Sharon H. Cothran, Sharlene H. Jones, Jeanie H. Nicolson, Candace Lance Whittington, Kristy Lance; sons, William Ellis and Mike Lance; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a  brother, Rip Hoxie; sisters, Jean Hoxie Ponder and  Linda Hoxie  Powell and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, April 16 at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home, 5000 Indiana Avenue.  Interment will follow at Noon at GreenLawn Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Andrew C. Nicolson, David Hosemann, Ken Harper, Daniel Dudley, Tommy Dudley and Rip Hoxie, Jr.