Fallen Hero: MSgt Clement Edmund McNair (Ret)


Funeral Home

Ott and Lee Funeral Home

1360 W. Government St.
 Brandon, MS


9:30am-11:00am, Thursday, June 1, 2023, Ott & Lee Funeral Home, Brandon, MS


After visitation, graveside services will follow  at Brandon Memorial Gardens.


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 Airman and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on May 28, 2023, and has moved on to his heavenly home.  MSgt Clement Edmund McNair (Ret), age 85, who had served as a member of the MS Air National Guard and served within 172d Airlift Wing 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 Airman. 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.

Another great Airman has gone home, “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten, Airman for Life”.

Obituary, visitation, and service details:
Clement Edmund McNair, 85, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2023, at the Mississippi Baptist.   Medical Center in Jackson, MS.  Visitation will be 9:30am until the 11:00am Service on Thursday, June 1, 2023, at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, MS.  Graveside services will follow at Brandon Memorial Gardens.

Mr. McNair was born in New Hebron, MS on July 28, 1937, to Nelson Clement McNair and Virginia Jo Woodley McNair.  He graduated from New Hebron High School and attended Mississippi State University.  He was a veteran of the US Air Force and then joined and retired with the Mississippi Air National Guard.  He then worked with the Mississippi Gaming Commission. 

Survivors include his wife, Sandra P. McNair; sons, Brian McNair and Brad McNair (Kim); grandchildren, Turner McNair, Gates McNair and Blane Evans; sister, Delores McNair; and brother, Michael McNair (Norma).  He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Ernestine Allen; and brothers, Joseph McNair and James Bradford McNair.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Brandon, MS, Building Fund.