Fallen Hero: CMSgt (Ret) David Hart

Brandon, MS

Funeral Home

Ott & Lee Funeral Home

1360 W Government St Brandon, MS 39042


NA due to corona restrictions


A memorial service will be conducted at a later date to be announced.


Another great Airmen and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on  today, April 19, 2020 and moved on to his heavenly home.  Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt) (Ret),  David Hart, age 76, a retired member of the MS Air National Guard who had served within the 172d Force Support Squadron, 172d Mission Support Group, 172d Airlift Wing,  and culminating his career as Mississippi Air National Guard’s State Command Chief Master Sergeant 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 Airmen.  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.  May God continue to look over you and your family.  “Stand At Rest Airmen”

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David Dan Hart, age 76, former president of the Mississippi National Guard Noncommissioned Officers Association, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, MS is handling arrangements.

Mr Hart, a Pickens native, served in the Mississippi National Guard from March 1964 until his retirement in September 1994. He served in numerous positions culminating as the Mississippi Air National Guard’s State Command Chief Master Sergeant. He received numerous awards and decorations. Mr. Hart Served in various positions in the Mississippi National Guard Noncommissioned Officers Association and as its President, 1986-1987. He was employed by the Veterans Benefits Administration in Jackson, 2000-2003. He was a life member of the Pickens Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include wife, Ann; daughter, Dedra Harthcock and sons, Dan Hart of Madison and Sam Lemmon of Brandon; seven grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; two grandsons-in-law and a nephew, Allen Hart. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Roland Hart.

Memorials may be made to the Pickens Presbyterian Church, Pickens, MS 39146.