Gene E. Hazlewood, 78, of Crossett, died Wednesday, October 7, 2020. Mr. Hazlewood was a native of Houston, Texas, a resident of Crossett for many years and a former resident of Lufkin, Texas and Houston, Texas. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a Court Clerk for the Harris County, Texas District Clerks Office. Mr. Hazlewood was a member of the Magnolia Baptist Church and the American Legion Post 111. He loved woodworking and fishing.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Louise Harper Hazlewood; a niece, Debbie Brown and a nephew, Trey Kirsten.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Margaret Cole Hazlewood; two daughters, Gina Brockwell and husband, Tony, and Gretchen Hazlewood and fiancé, Jon Defee, all of Crossett; a sister, JoNell Hazlewood Duke of Houston, Texas; his aunt, Mary Gene Harper of Belton, Texas; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert Cole and wife, Martha, and Martin Kristen and wife, Kay, all of Crossett; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Atkinson of New Caney, Texas; three grandchildren, Hannah Brockwell, Ethan Brockwell and Adam Defee; six nieces, Deborah Duke, Donna Duke, Cindy Smith, Sandy Oden, Tricia Vail and Sherrie Jackson and two nephews, David Duke and Kent Cox.
Graveside services are 10 a.m., Monday, October 12, 2020, in the Crossroads Cemetery with Bro. Mike Griffith and Bro. Lester Hutson officiating. Honorary pallbearers are Willie Washington, Allen Jackson, Lloyd Dean Leonard, Danny Barton, Dean Holland, Owen Williams, Randy Townley, Harold Brumley, Charles Stell, Billy Mac Watt, Billy Norrell, Ernie Thompson, David Alsworth, Harold Ellis and Ted Aaron. Memorials may be made to the American Legion Post 111, PO Box 2167, Crossett, AR 71635.
Visitation will be 9:45 – 10 a.m., Monday at the cemetery.
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