Fallen Hero: SFC(Ret) Bobby D. Vinzant


Funeral Home

Stringer Funeral Home

26141 MS-27 Crystal Springs, MS
(601) 892-1521


Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, 9-11 am, Stringer Funeral Home


Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021, graveside services following visitation at Gallman Cemetery, Gallman, MS


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard

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 Nov 20, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. SFC(Ret) Bobby Vinzant, age 79, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 162nd MP Company (Crystal Springs) and HQ STARC and worked fulltime at the USPFO-MS, 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, 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.

Obituary, visitation and services–

Bobby Dee Vinzant, 79, of Gallman passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 9-11am at Stringer Family Services in Crystal Springs followed by a Graveside Service at Gallman Cemetery. Stringer Family Services of Crystal Springs are handling arrangements.

Bobby Dee, as everyone in the community called him, was born and raised in Copiah county. He served in the Army National Guard for 39 years as an Army Technician and Equipment Engineer Repairman. He was awarded several badges of honor during his service. His love for his family, grand-kids, and friends was undeniable and he will be dearly missed.

Bobby Dee was preceded in death by his parents, George Vinzant and Marie Brister Vinzant. He is survived by his loving wife, Winnie Joiner Vinzant; two daughters, Kimberly Donahoe (Kevin), and Karen Smith (David), and six grandchildren, three great grandchildren; and sister, Glenda Hamilton.