Fallen Hero: SFC(Ret) William Luke Ikerd, Jr.


Funeral Home

Franklin Funeral Home

291 Main Street, East Meadville, MS 39653
(601) 384-2222




Graveside services are 11:00 AM,Saturday June 12th at Midway Cemetery between Meadville and Bude on Hy 84


Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on June 8, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. SFC(Ret) William Luke Ikerd, Jr., age 83, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the HHC 1/155th Infantry Regiment as a Master Gunner 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.

July 10, 1937 – June 8, 2021

A graveside service Mr. William Ikerd, Jr. will be on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Midway Cemetery in Meadville, MS at 11:00 AM with Franklin Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. William Ikerd, Jr., 83, of Meadville, passed from this life on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at Merit Health Wesley in Hattiesburg, MS with his loving family by his side. He was born on July 10, 1937 in Roxie, MS, to William L. Ikerd, Sr. and Laura Seab Ikerd.