Fallen Hero: SFC James H. “Bo” Wallace (Ret)


Funeral Home

Moore Funeral Home

805 Hardy St. Hattiesburg, MS


Tuesday, September 12, 2023, Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg from 5- 8 P.M. and Wednesday, September 13, 2023 10-11:30 A.M.


Wednesday, September 13, 11:30 A.M., Moore Funeral Home 


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 September 9, 2023, and has moved on to his heavenly home.  SFC James H. “Bo” Wallace (Ret), age 71, who had served in the MSARNG within 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 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:  

James H. “Bo” Wallace, 71, of Hattiesburg passed away on September 9, 2023 at his home. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg from 5 P.M. until 8 P.M. and on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 from 10 A.M. until service time at 11:30 A.M.

Mr. Wallace was of the Baptist faith. He graduated from Forrest County Agricultural High School in 1971, and was a veteran of the Mississippi Army National Guard. He was a retired Captain of the Hattiesburg Fire Department, and retired from Borden’s Dairy as a supervisor. He had a passion for bowling and golfing, and enjoyed the time he spent coaching the Hattiesburg Fire Department’s softball team. He enjoyed watching all Southern Miss Athletics. He loved get togethers, but loved his family the most.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James E. Wallace and Edna E. Wallace; a brother, Glenn “Dood” Wallace; and a sister, Nancy Smith Corley.

He is survived by his daughter, Katherine Renee Beach (Rodney) of the Dixie Community; his two sons, James H. “Bubba” Wallace, II of Hattiesburg and Joseph Anthony Wallace (Jessi) of Petal; his four grandchildren, Kaitlin Blansett (Matthew), Amber Walters, Ryleigh Wallace, and Raegan Wallace; his two great-grandsons, Lukas James Walters and Beau Lowery Blansett; his two brothers, Jerry Wallace of Gulfport and Ricky Wallace of Hattiesburg; his sister, Vicky New of Purvis; and numerous extended family members.