Fallen Hero: SFC(Ret) Dwight B. Cooper


Funeral Home

Pegues Funeral Directors 

535 W Jefferson St Tupelo, MS



Celebration of Life service at 11.m. on Monday, January 2, 2023 at the Jefferson Street Chapel of Pegues Funeral Directors 


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 December 30, 2022, and has moved on to his heavenly home.  SFC(Ret) Dwight B. Cooper, age 75,  a retired member of the MS Army National Guard, who had served within HHC, 155th 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 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.

“Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

Obituary, visitation, and service details:

Dwight B. Cooper, at the age of 75, passed away Friday, December 30, 2022 at his home in the Brewer Community. He was born March 26, 1946, in Cleveland to Audie and Addis Bush Cooper. Dwight proudly served his country in the United States Army and also in the Army National Guard, making this his career for 32 years. After his discharge, he worked as a security guard and later worked at Reed Manufacturing where he was over the shipping department. Always active, Dwight loved being outside and on the water. He enjoyed riding his jet ski, boating and fishing.

Dwight leaves behind his two children, Scotty Cooper (Juliet) of Baldwyn and Sandy Dallas (William) of Guntown; five grandchildren, Ryan, Morgan, Samantha, J.J., and Gregory; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth Cooper; and a sister, Martella Stults.

The family will honor Dwight’s memory with a Celebration of Life service at 11.m. on Monday, January 2, 2023 at the Jefferson Street Chapel of Pegues Funeral Directors with Rev. Jimmy Moore officiating. His service to our country was commemorated with full military honors.

Pallbearers are Ryan Cooper, Gregory Robinson, J.J. Robinson, and William Dallas.

Expressions of sympathy and fond memories may be shared at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.