Fallen Hero: SFC (Ret) Jerry McClendon

Crystal Springs

Funeral Home


Friday, 29 Jan, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Pilgrams Rest Baptist Church


Saturday, January 30th 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church (3121 Didlake Rd, Crystal Springs, MS 39059)


Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on January 27, 2020 and moved on to his heavenly home.  SFC (Ret) Jerry McClendon, age 77, a retired member of the MS Army who had served within the 106th Brigade Support Battalion, 155th Separate Armored Brigade 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 still 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, this 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.



It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Jerry McLendon (Crystal Springs, Mississippi), who passed away on January 27, 2021, at the age of 77, leaving to mourn family and friends. Family and friends can send flowers and/or light a candle as a loving gesture for their loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook on this memorial page of Jerry McLendon to show support.

He was predeceased by : his parents, Hiram Tolton and Daisy McManus McLendon; and his siblings, Kenneth McLendon, Harold McLendon, Charles McLendon, Buddy McLendon and Ruth Loggins.

He is survived by : his former wife Frances Greer; his wife Fran McLendon of Crystal Springs; his son Steve McLendon (Missy) of Monticello; his siblings, Robert McLendon (Betty) of Wesson, Carroll McLendon (Anita) of Crystal Springs, Mary Evelyn Young of Crystal Springs and Lynda Jean Gowen (Clayton) of Waynesville, GA; and his grandsons, Adam Neal (Leanna) and Austin Neal of Monticello, MS. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Friday, January 29th 2021 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Pilgrams Rest Cemetery (3121 Didlake Rd, Crystal Springs, MS 39059). A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 30th 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church (3121 Didlake Rd, Crystal Springs, MS 39059).