Fallen Hero: SMSgt(Ret) Robert Miller Dent III


Funeral Home

Wright and Ferguson

106 Cynthia St, Clinton, MS 39056
(601) 924-9308


5pm – 7pm Friday, August 13, 2021 and 10-11 am, Saturday at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Clinton


11 am Friday, August 14, 2021 at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Clinton


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard

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) regards the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation. 

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on August 10, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home.  SMSgt(Ret) Robert Miller Dent III, nickname “Bucky”, age 59, a retired member of the MS  Air  National Guard who had served within 172d Airlift Wing as a Loadmaster 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 Airman.  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.

Obituary, visitation and service details :

Robert Miller Dent, III passed away August 10, 2021 at the age of 59.

Visitation will be held from 5pm – 7pm Friday, August 13, 2021 at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Clinton. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11am in the funeral home chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Interment will follow at Bolton Cemetery.

Miller was a member of the Methodist Men’s Club and member of Memorial United Methodist Church in Bolton. A retired loadmaster with the Air National Guard, he continued his career with Nutrien Ag Solutions until his illness.

He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Miller Dent, Jr.

Miller is survived by his wife, Rhonda Dent; son, Robert Woods Dent; mother, Frances Dent; brother, Lee Bethea Dent; and nephew, Graham Dent.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Memorial United Methodist Church, 203 Madison Street, Bolton, MS 39041