Fallen Hero: Retired Sergeant First Class Thomas E. “Tom” McGill


Funeral Home

Moore Funeral Services

Wiggins, MS


6-9 pm, May 8, 2024, East Main Baptist Church, Lumberton


10 am, May 9, 2024, East Main Baptist Church, Lumberton


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 May 5, 2024, and has moved on to his heavenly home. Retired Sergeant First Class Thomas E. “Tom” McGill, age 80, who had served within the MSARNG in the 890th Engineer Battalion has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.  Tom worked full time at the Shelby CSMS as a carpenter.

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:

Thomas E. “Tom” McGill, 80 years old, of Lumberton, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on May 5, 2024, at his residence surrounded by his family.

Tom was a faithful member of East Main Baptist Church and was a masonry and carpenter in the Army National Guard.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Virgil and Audie Malley McGill, his sisters, Shirley McGill Boone and Diane McGill Sanchez and his brother, James Larry McGill.

Tom is survived by his wife, Priscilla McGill of Lumberton; son, Steve McGill (Sherri) of Elkton, Maryland; two daughters, Stephanie Smith (Keith) of Lumberton and Becky Owens (Bobby) of Union Grove, AL, eighteen grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren and one brother, Homer McGill (Mavis) of Columbia.

Service will be 10 am at East Main Baptist Church in Lumberton on May 9, 2024, with burial to follow in Landrum Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-9 pm at the church on May 8, 2024. Moore Funeral Service in Wiggins is in charge of the arrangements.