Fallen Hero: Retired Major Jack Parsons


Funeral Home

Moore Funeral Services

Wiggins, MS


1-3 pm, Friday, April 12, 2024, First Baptist Church, Wiggins


3 pm, Friday, April 12, 2024, First Baptist Church, Wiggins


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 April 10, 2024, and has moved on to his heavenly home. Retired Major Jack Parsons, age 94, who had served within the MSARNG in the 890th Engineer Battalion 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:

Mr. Jack Parsons,94, of Wiggins, passed away on April 10, 2024, at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport.

Mr. Parsons was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Holland Parsons; son, Thomas Eddy Parsons and grandson, Cameron Tucker Parsons; his parents, Marion Benjamin and Minnie Lee Lambert Parsons: siblings, Harley Parsons (Sunya), Merle Parsons (Selma), Kathleen Rinks (Robert), Curtis Parsons, Travis Parsons (Marguerite), Moselle Parsons, Francine Martin (Burney), Darris Ray Parsons (Reba), Bennie Lee Prehoda (Robert), Christine Puckett (Robert), Louise Dye (Louis), and Helen Bethune.

Mr. Jack was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wiggins where he served as a deacon, taught Sunday school, and served on numerous committees.

He served our country in the United States Army National Guard and received a Bronze Star with a V Device during the Korean Conflict. He was the Commanding Officer of the Wiggins National Guard.

He owned and operated Parsons Law Office and practiced law from 1956 until his retirement.

He is survived by his two children, Dana Parsons (Sandra) of Wiggins and Tadd Parsons (Aleta) of Perkinston; grandchildren, Whitney Lauren Parsons, Ethan Parsons, Caroline Parsons, and Piper Olive Parsons and one great-grandson, Carter Brady Parsons. Extended Family included Bruce Lee and Helen Lee of Wiggins who preceded him in death and their daughters, Mary Lee and Nancy Lee both of Wiggins, Mississippi.

Services will be at 3:00 pm, Friday, April 12, 2024, at First Baptist Church of Wiggins with burial to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery North. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until service time at the church.

Officiating the service is Bro. Neil Tullos and Bro. David Perry.

Serving as pallbearers, Keith Martin, Kevin Stubbs, Len Galloway, Jeremy Parsons, Mark Thornton, and Burney Clark Martin.