Friday, June 26, 2020

Billy Mounger, Rest In Peace

Senator Roger Wicker issued the following statement.

With the passing of Billy Mounger, our state and nation have lost a patriot, a fighter, a job creator, a philanthropist and so much more. He will be remembered as one of the most consequential leaders in the development of Mississippi’s modern Republican Party. He believed in the American dream and he embodied it. You always knew where Billy Mounger stood, and he always stood for the conservative, free-market values that made our nation great. I am proud to have been his friend. Gayle and I will miss him. We send our condolences to Jan and his wonderful family.

State Treasurer David McRae offered his condolences. 

 A job creator, philanthropist, West Point graduate, and an architect of the modern Republican Party in Mississippi, Billy Mounger will long be remembered by what he built as well as how he built it. He acted out of patriotic duty to his nation, adhered to his conservative principles, supported the arts, and served as a mentor to many. Katie and I extend our deepest sympathies to Jan and their family. Billy will be truly missed.

Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann made the following statement on Facebook: 

 We mourn the loss of a #Mississippi icon, Billy Mounger. A West Point graduate who lived his life under the pledges he made as a young man to the United States. He was recognized as a business leader and shaper of public opinion in our State. He leaves a legacy through his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, as well as an outline of how all of us should conduct our political responsibilities


Anonymous said...

So very sad to hear this news. Billy was larger than life. The Wilkins send their deepest condolence to Jan, Bobby and Billy and their families.

Anonymous said...

I saw all the cars and news cameras outside of his house in NE Jackson... I assumed he had passed. I remember meeting many great presidential candidates and congressman at his fundraiser at his house. Great person and good family. Rip

Anonymous said...

In addition to his political and business successes, Mr Mounger should be remembered for his philanthropy and charitable giving. He was one of the most generous people this state has ever known. Not many people knew about all his givings and that’s the way he wanted it.

Anonymous said...

Billy was a hoot. West Point grad. Air Force bomber pilot. Helluva good guy. Smart as a whip. And, funny. I'll miss him a lot. He was very good to West Point, and was true to his school. We lost another good one.

And when our work is done, Our course on Earth is run, May it be said, "Well done, "Be thou at peace."

Anonymous said...

RIP Mr. Mounger.

Amidst the Fray - His Autobiography said...

A true patriot. RIP

Anonymous said...

The best we can hope for is that when we're gone, all will say "he/she made a difference".

Anonymous said...

Wish I had known the guy. Rest peacefully sir. Condolences to the family.

Anonymous said...

I am very sorry to hear about Mr Mounger. He
Was an awesome person in every way. To the Mounger family I am very sorry for your loss! May the Peace of the LORD be with you and your Family. Amen! Jim Conway

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