Fallen Hero: MSgt(Ret) Daniel Perry Kinnison


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Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home

15th Street, Gulfport, MS
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Celebration of Life Service will be Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Crosspoint Church, 15046 North Swan Road, Gulfport, MS.


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard

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 August 15, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. MSgt(Ret) Daniel Perry Kinnison, age 51, a retired member of the MS Air  National Guard who had served within Air National Guard Combat Readiness Training Center, Gulfport 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, 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.


Gulfport, Mississippi – Daniel Perry Kinnison, 51, passed away on Sunday, August 15th, 2021. He was born on September 7th, 1969.

His passing was preceded by his parents, Donald and Lorna Kinnison. Dan was a true patriot and began his services in 1990 with the US Navy and served during Desert Storm and retired with Air National Guard in 2013.

He was a loving husband, father, brother, and friend, and he always had a story to tell. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Shawna Lee Kinnison; two daughters; Mariah April Kinnison and Brianna Lee Kinnison; a son, Peirce Gordon Kinnison; sisters; Leslie Jean Mullenax and Melissa May Morgan; and brothers; Steve Alan Kinnison, Scott Gardner Paul, and Shawn Michael Kinnison.
The Celebration of Life Service will be Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Crosspoint Church, 15046 North Swan Road, Gulfport, MS.

Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home, 15th Street, Gulfport, MS is honored to serve the Kinnison family.