Fallen Hero: SSG Thomas Bryant Mather (Ret)

Fairhope, AL/Columbia, MS

Funeral Home

Hughes Funeral Home

26209 Pollard Rd. Daphne, Al






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 December 11, 2023, and has moved on to his heavenly home.  SSG Thomas Bryant Mather (Ret), age 73, who had served in the MSARNG within the 890th EN BN and the USAR 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:  

Thomas Bryant Mather passed away on December 11, 2023. Bryant was a graduate of the University of Mississippi. After graduation, he served in the Mississippi National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve with honor. Bryant also worked in oilfield services for 42 years.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Brenda Boring Mather, his mother, Betty Bryant Mather, his father Victor T. Mather, Jr., and brother-in-law Michael L. Greer. He is survived by three siblings, Sis Mather Smith (Lonnie) , Amy Mather Greer, and Richard Mather (Apryle), his wife’s family, and nieces and nephews.

Bryant requested to express his sincere appreciation and thanks to the caring physicians and staff at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and the Mitchell Cancer Center in Fairhope, Alabama.