Fallen Hero: Retired First Sergeant Joseph Fredrick Langlinais Sr.


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Southern Mississippi Funeral Services

6631 Washington Ave Ocean Springs, Mississippi


Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 10466 LeMoyne Blvd,  DIberville, Mississippi from 10:00 am to 11:00 am., June 7.


Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 10466 LeMoyne Blvd., DIberville, Mississippi, 11:00 am., June 7.


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 June 1, 2024, and has moved on to his heavenly home. Retired First Sergeant  Joseph Fredrick Langlinais Sr., age 86, who had served within the MSARNG in the 890th Engineer Battalion, 135th Trans Company, and 1355th S&S  Company 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, 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:

Joseph F. Langlinais, Sr., 86, of Vancleave, passed away on Saturday, June 1st, 2024 at his home surrounded by his family.

Joseph Langlinais is preceded in death by his wife Patricia Langlinais, parents Vilce and Augustine Langlinais, and his brothers Jerry, Jack, and Butch Langlinais.

Survivors include his children; Preston (Bobo), Rory, Joseph Jr. Langlinais, Nona (Jeffrey) Brochard, and Julius (Angie) Langlinais. Grandchildren; Jeffrey (Amber) Brochard, Ashley Langlinais, Chelsea (Austin) Mallette, Zachary Langlinais, Cristina and Alexandra Vargas. Great-grandchildren; Bryleigh Brochard, Kooper Mallette, Oaklynn Mallette, Nash Mallette, Delaneigh Brochard, Brooklyn Moore, Tripp Brochard, Huk Brochard, Gabriel and Violet.

Joseph Langlinais served 37 years in the United States Army where he ranked Msgt/1st Sargent. During the military he received multiple awards for his acts of service. Following Active military service he transitioned to the Mississippi Army National Guard while employed with the International Paper Company. Joseph enjoyed hunting, fishing, shrimping, coaching soccer and helping out with the special Olympics. Joseph was a member of the VFW, Knights of Columbus, and the Woodmen of the World.

The family will receive friends at Sacred Heart Catholic Church 10466 LeMoyne Blvd. DIberville, Mississippi 39540 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Services will be held at 11:00 am immediately following visitation with interment following at the Bosarge Cemetery on Lemoyne Blvd.

Southern Mississippi Funeral Services is honored to serve the Langlinais family. Please visit www.smfs.us to send your condolences and share your memories.