Fallen Hero: SFC(Ret) Jerry Allen Ward

Calhoun City

Funeral Home

Pryor Funeral Home

109 S Monroe St. Calhoun City, MS


Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, 12-2 PM, Pryor Funeral Home


Friday, Oct, 22, 2021, 2 PM, Pryor Funeral Home


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 —October 19, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. SFC(Ret) Jerry Allen Ward, age 76, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 223rd 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, 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.


Jerry Allen Ward, 76, passed away at his home in Big Creek, MS on Tuesday, October 19, 2021.

FUNERAL SERVICES will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021, at 2:00pm at Pryor Funeral Home.

VISITATION will also be held on Friday, October 22, 2021, from 12:00pm until 2:00pm at Pryor Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.