Fallen Hero: SFC(Ret.) Larry Hoye


Funeral Home

Whitehead Funeral Services and Cremation

600 Old Canton Rd. Carthage, MS 39051


December 30, 2021
11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Whitehead Funeral Services and Cremation
600 Old Canton Rd.
Carthage, MS 39051


December 31, 2021
10:00 AM
Galilee MB Church
1867 Galilee Road
Carthage, MS 39051



Larry Hoye was born June 22, 1948 in Carthage, Mississippi to the late Cephus Hoye and Maude Lindsey Hoye. He departed this life on Saturday, December 25, 2021 at 11:37pm at the G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery VAMC, Jackson, MS. Five siblings preceded him in death.

Larry graduated from O. E. Jordan High School in 1966. He attended Coahoma Jr. College, Clarksdale, MS. He joined the U. S. Army in 1968 and later joined the MS National Guard. Larry was a Vietnam veteran. He was awarded several medals which included the Vietnam Campaign Medal, two overseas Bars, National Defense Service Medal Expert M16, Marksman M14 and the Vietnam Service Medal.

Larry also worked for the city of Carthage, and the Leake County Correctional Facility.

Loved ones remaining to cherish the memories of Larry: Mary, his wife, daughter Melissa (Robert) Moody, sons, Tevis and Keanu Hoye. Fourteen grandchildren, DeCedrick, Marquala, Taniqua, LaMarcus, Joshua, Jeremiah, Parrish, TyKire, Demetric, Aric, Zachary, Aaliyah Moody, three great-grands Jayden Kyle, Mason and Aubree, a sister-in-law, Doris Hoye, nieces, nephews, and a host of other Family and Friends.

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 December 25, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. SFC(Ret) Larry Hoye, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 134th Engineer Company out of Carthage, 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.