Carl LeRoy Hazlett Sr.

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CARL LEROY HAZLETT OF CONROE, TEXAS PASSED AWAY ON NOVEMBER 14, 2019. HE WAS BORN IN PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA ON MARCH 8, 1935 TO ARCHIE HADDEN HAZLETT AND KATHRYN STORMER HAZLETT. THE FAMILY MOVED TO BECKLEY, WV WHERE HE GRADUATED FROM WOODROW WILSON HIGH IN 1953. HE MOVED TO OHIO WHERE JOBS WERE PLENTIFUL IN THE AUTO INDUSTRY. CARL JOINED THE AIR FORCE IN 1954 AND SPENT FOUR YEARS AS A RADIO RELAY OPERATOR IN GERMANY AND FRANCE. AFTER RETURNING HOME TO OHIO, HE MARRIED AND HAD FIVE CHILDREN WITH WIFE ,RUTH. HE WORKED FOR GENERAL MOTORS FOR 37 ½ YEARS AND RETIRED ON NOV 1, 1990 TO PURSUE HIS DREAM OF TRAVELING. IN LATE 1991 HE MET KATHRYN AT A MOTOR HOME RALLY. SHE LOVED TO TRAVEL AS MUCH AS HE DID: RETIRED, SOLD HER HOME AND THEY TRAVELED FOR YEARS FULL TIME. IN 1997 THEY BOUGHT A HOUSE IN PANORAMA VILLAGE AND JOINED THE WILLIS METHODIST CHURCH. CARL LOVED HIS CHURCH , HOME , FAMILY AND ALL THE FRIENDS HE MADE. HE FELT IT WAS AN HONOR TO WORK FOR THE CHURCH. HE IS SURVIVED BY SON, JAMES ARCH HAZLETT AND WIFE FRAN OF N. CAROLINA; DAUGHTERS, DENISE HOLMES,OF OH, KATHY ANN PERRY AND HUSBAND PAT OF ID, AND CYNTHIA CURLAND AND HUSBAND DAVID, OF GA. WILLIAM HUFFMAN AND WIFE CAROLINE OF RUSK, TX AND KENNETH HUFFMAN AND WIFE PATTY OF PASADENA, TX. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY SON, CARL HAZLETT, JR. HE HAS ONE SISTER, DOROTHY STEINBECK OF N. CAROLINA; 17 GRANDCHILDREN AND 12 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, WHO ALL LOVED THEIR “PAPA”.

THERE WILL BE A CELEBRATION OF LIFE NOVEMBER 23 AT ONE P.M. AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN WILLIS. THE CHURCH IS LOCATED AT 200 NORTH THOMASON STREET.

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