Obituary – Thomas Hazzard

Published 1:29 pm Monday, March 11, 2019

Thomas Hazzard, 83, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019, at his home in Oxford, Mississippi.  Visitation will be Tuesday, March 12, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. also at Coleman Funeral Home. Interment will be at the Garden of Memories. Bro. Gerald Shook and Bro. Jerry McNeer will officiate. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Hazzard was born in 1935, in Perthshire, Mississippi. He was most passionate about preaching the gospel and wanted to make sure that everyone he met knew Christ. Mr. Hazzard adored his country as well as his fellow brethren. Mr. Hazzard was a true patriot and was a Vietnam and Korean War Veteran. During his service to our country, he received two National Defense Medals as well as a Good Conduct Medal. While in the U.S. Navy, he was a part of the Construction Battalion known as the Seabees.

Mr. Hazzard is survived by his loving wife, Betty Hazzard; three daughters, Tammy (Michael) Veazey and Renee Hazzard of Oxford, and Deidre Nichols of Oakfield, Tennessee; four granddaughters, Valerie Beavers of Cleveland, Tennessee, Adrianne Boyd of Bruce, Mississippi, and Magan Lindsey Logan of Greenville, Mississippi, Olivia Tait of Aurora, Colorado; one grandson, Joshua Logan of Jackson, Tennessee; one brother, Douglas Hazzard of Flowery Branch, Georgia. Mr. Hazzard is also survived by four great-grandchildren.

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Mr. Hazzard was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Hazzard and Melba Masterson; and one brother, Sammy Hazzard.

In honor of Mr. Thomas Hazzard’s service to our country, the flags of the United States Navy and the flag of the United States Air Force will be flown at Coleman Funeral Home.

Donations and memorials in honor of Mr. Hazzard can be made to the Thomas Hazzard Funeral Fund, c/o Coleman Funeral Home (601 Commerce Pkwy., Oxford, MS).

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