Fallen Hero: SGT Franklin ”Frank” Taylor Parker (Ret)


Funeral Home

Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home

205 Bay Street Hattiesburg, MS


Friday, February 2, 2024, 11 AM – 1 PM, Hewlett-Packard Funeral Home


Friday, February 2, 2024

1 pm,Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home


Military Service Tribute, Honors, and Obituary 

Recognizing and Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard. “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

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 January 28, 2024, and has moved on to his heavenly home.  SGT Franklin ”Frank” Taylor Parker (Ret), age 80, who had served in the MSARNG within the 1/108th Armored Cavalry Squadron 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, sacrifices, 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, our 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.

Another great Soldier has gone home, “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten, Soldier for Life”.

Obituary, Visitation, and Service details:  

May 20, 1943-January 28, 2024. Services will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, February 02, 2024, at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home Chapel in Hattiesburg, MS for Mr. Franklin Taylor “Frank” Parker, 80, of Oxford, MS, who died Sunday, January 28, 2024.

Private Interment will be in Pleasant Home Cemetery.

Mr. Parker retired from Centerpoint Energy and was a member of North Oxford Baptist Church. He retired as a Sergeant  from the MS Army National Guard.

He is survived by his wife, Sallie Parker of Oxford, MS; one son, David Franklin Parker of Ft. Worth, TX; one daughter, Amanda Leigh Reymann (Michael) of Santa Paola, CA.

Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM Friday, February 02, 2024 at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg, MS.