Fallen Hero: SFC(Ret) John W. Christ

New Albany

Funeral Home

Kutis Funeral Home


Kutis South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road, on Tues., Aug. 24, from 10:30 am-12:30 pm.


Kutis South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road, on Tues., Aug. 24, at 12:30 pm.

Interment J.B. National Cemetery.


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 August 19, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. SFC(Ret) John W. Christ, age 51, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 112th MP Battalion, HHC 155th Armored Brigade, and the 185th Aviation Brigade, has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.  John had worked full-time AGR, retired under a medical disability, and was a Purple Heart recipient.

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.


Beloved husband of Colleen S. Christ (nee Dempsey); dear father of Madeline Dempsey, Jackson Christ, Abigail Townsend, Jacob Christ, John Walker Christ, Cooper Townsend and Annsley Christ; loving son of John W. Christ Sr. and the late Sherry Lynn Christ; dear brother of Patrick Christ and Emily Christ; our dear son in law, brother in law, uncle, great uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. Sgt. Christ retired from the US Army and the Mississippi Army National Guard after 24 years of honorable service.

Service: Visitation at Kutis South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road, on Tues., Aug. 24, from 10:30 am until service at 12:30 pm, Interment J.B. National Cemetery. Contributions to the Gary Sinise Foundation greatly appreciated.