Fallen Hero: Retired Captain P.S. (Perry) Garner Jr.


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Sunday, March 17, 2024, 1:30-3:00 PM, Shady Grove Baptist Church


Sunday, March 17, 2024, 3 PM, Shady Grove Baptist Church


Military Service Tribute, Honors, and Obituary 

Recognizing and 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 March 12, 2024, and has moved on to his heavenly home. Retired Captain P.S. (Perry) Garner Jr., age 91, who had served within the MSARNG in the 185th Aviation Brigade has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord. Captain Garner was a pilot who later converted to a Warrant Officer 2, retiring as a Captain.

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, sacrifices, 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 Soldier has gone home, “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten, Soldier for Life”.

Obituary, Visitation, and Service details:  

P.S. Garner Jr., age 91, passed away March 12, 2024. He dedicated his life to spending time with his loving family. He served for 28 years in the Army National Guard of which 9 of those years were in the Medivac with the National Guard station at Meridian. He flew all over the state providing accident assistance. He retired honorably in 1992. He also retired from BellSouth after 32 years of service. After retiring from BellSouth, he served 16 years as Bailiff of the George County Court System. Bro. P.S. was a faithful member of Shady Grove Baptist church but also spent 6 years pastoring at Red Creek Union Baptist Church and New Hope Baptist Church. He will be truly missed by all who was honored to know him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; P.S. Garner Sr. and Dicey Garner, sisters; Midge Strickland and Sally McCarty, grandchildren; Lindsay Garner, Jaime Garner, and Austin Garner.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 72 years; Polly Garner, children; Perry (Robbin) Garner, Tim (Donna Marie) Garner, and Nancy (Tony) Dickerson, 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 1 great great-grandchild; brothers, J.D. (Jackie) Garner and Denzil (Cindy) Garner; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

The Visitation will be Sunday, March 17, 2024, from 1:30 PM until 3:00 PM at Shady Grove Baptist Church. The Funeral Service will begin at 3:00 PM in the church chapel with the graveside service following at Shady Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers include Joshua Webb, Jeffrey Garner, Todd Norris, Walley Pigott, Danny Byrd, and Ryan Fallon.

Moments Funeral Home, locally owned and operated, is honored to be in charge of arrangements.