Fallen Hero: SGT(Ret) Joseph John Sparacello, Jr.

Bogue Chitto

Funeral Home

Riverside Family Services

Hwy 51S Brookhaven, MS




Graveside service, 2 p.m., Saturday, December 10, 2022, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Bogue Chitto, MS.


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 December 2, 2022, and has moved on to his heavenly home.   SGT(Ret) Joseph John Sparacello, Jr., age 62, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 1st aBattalion, 155th Infantry Regiment, 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, 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.

“Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

Obituary, visitation, and service details:

Graveside service for Joey Sparacello, Jr, will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, December 10, 2022, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, in Bogue Chitto, MS.

Mr. Joseph John Sparacello, Jr., 62, of Brookhaven, passed away December 2, 2022, peacefully at his home. He was born on born on October 13, 1960, to the late Joseph John Sparacello, Sr, and Ona Mae Allred Sparacello. Joseph served his country honorably in the United States National Guard and was retired from Rebel Testing Inc.

His daughter, Robin Sparacello; sister, Josie Sadler, brother-in-law, Ben Sadler; niece Stephanie Wilson and family; nephew, Joe Sparacello and family; aunt, Katherine Etheridge; cousins, Bobby, Scott, Danie, and Steve Etheridge, and families; aunt, Francis Allred; cousin, Shelly Britt and family; the Spaacello family of Louisiana, as well as his many friends,  are left to cherish his memory.

Joey will be missed by many; may he rest in peace.