Fallen Hero: SGT(Ret) Marion Kenneth Jones


Funeral Home

Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home

125 Buchannon Ave., Nettleton, MS 38858




2 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2023 at Jones Chapel Baptist Church


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 10, 2023, and has moved on to his heavenly home.  SGT(Ret) Marion Kenneth Jones, age 77, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard, who had served within the , Co D, 1/198Armor, 155th Separate Armored Brigade, 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:  

Marion Kenneth Jones, 77, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.  Born on April 8, 1945, he was a son to Irvin Ray and Dessie Montgomery Jones.  Kenneth was a life-long resident of Nettleton and a graduate of Nettleton High School.  After a period of working in the area furniture industry, he furthered his education receiving both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in education from Mississippi State University.  He began a career as a teacher at Plantersville Junior High from which he retired as Principal after 30 years.  Kenneth cared deeply for his students and staff and remained close with the faculty even after retiring.  He enjoyed fishing and drinking coffee with his buddies.  He attended Jones Chapel Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2023 at Jones Chapel Baptist Church with Bro. Wesley Stephens and Carroll Pettigrew officiating.  Burial will follow in the Jones Chapel Cemetery.  Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  

He is survived by his son, Robert Jones (Skylar) of Tupelo; daughter, Erin Jones of Tupelo; brother, Billy Jones (Ann) of Nettleton; two sisters, Shirley Childers of Amory and Elaine Riley (Johnny) of the Carolina Community; his grandchildren, Mylee Jones and Watson Jones; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from noon until service time at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Plantersville Middle School PTO.

Condolences may be expressed with the family at tisdalelannmemorialfh.com