Fallen Hero: SSG(Ret) B.L. Outlaw

Tupelo, MS

Funeral Home

Lee Memorial Funeral Home

5257 Raymond Avenue Tupelo, MS 38879


1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. Sunday, Aug 16 at Lee Memorial Funeral home.


Graveside Service will be at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, August 16, 2020


Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on August 14, 2020 and moved on to his heavenly home.  SSG(Ret) B.L. Outlaw, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the HHC 155th 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 still 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, 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.

May God continue to look over you and your family.  “Stand At Rest Soldier”


Obituary Link

August 12, 1937 – August 14, 2020


Staff Sargent SSG B.L. Outlaw, 83, closed his eyes, leaving all his medals behind to awaken at his heavenly home with his adoring wife Ernestine “Tiney”, of 58 years and his Lord, and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, August 14, 2020 at his beloved home in Tupelo, MS. B.L. was born August 12, 1937 to Blanch L. and Lelia Outlaw.

B.L. retired from the 155th National Guard of Tupelo in 1993. He served 25 years on active duty in 1966 in Oxford, MS, then activated and deployed with the Tupelo 155th during Desert Storm. He traveled through Fort Hood, TX and joined his comrads in Fort Irwin, CA, rejoicing came when peacefully they were returned to Tupelo, MS.

B.L. has many metals displayed from being a safe truck driver with Malone and Hyde for 12 years in Tupelo, Futorian in New Albany for 30 years, and Action Lane in Tupelo for 10 years. B.L. and Tiney were active members at South Green Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. Sunday at Lee Memorial Funeral home

Graveside Service will be at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, August 16, 2020 at  Lee Memorial Park with Bro. Matt Hudson officiating.

B.L. leaves behind two stepsons, Ronnie Langley of Tupelo and W.K. Langley of Canton, GA that he helped Tiney raise with unconditional love and devotion, one sister, Irene McCostline of Baldwyn, 4 grandsons, and 4 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Ernestine “Tiney” Outlaw, his parents, sister, Anna Katherine Nabors

B.L. will be truly missed. He was an active member of the Masons in the Baldwyn Lodge #108, Post 49 American Legion, and the Tupelo Shriners. After retiring from active work, he transported patients to the Burn Centers in Galveston, TX and Shreveport, LA while an active Shriner.