Fallen Hero: SFC(Ret) Van E Dees II

Meridian, MS

Funeral Home






Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on March 28, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. SFC(Ret) Van E Dees II, age 77, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within Co. G, 185th Aviation Brigade and worked full-time at the Meridian AASF 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.


Flt Engineer/A/C Mechanic/Flt. Platoon Sgt 1st Class.-E-7 at Ms. Army National Guard / Retired

Studied at Mississippi State University

Went to Lauderdale High School

Obituary, visitation and services TBA