Hazel H. Hatchell Jr.
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Hazel H. Hatchell Jr. 80 entered in eternal rest with the Lord on Friday, April 05, 2013, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family.
He was born August 21, 1932, a son of the late Hazel Sr. and Margaret Parker Hatchell. He was predeceased by a daughter, Skye Hatchell Singleton.
Hazel was with State Farm Insurance for forty two years and was the first State Farm agent in Myrtle Beach. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church. Hazel loved baseball and coached many Myrtle Beach boys' teams. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan. Hazel was a veteran and served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, granddaddy, PaPa, great granddaddy, son and brother. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of sixty one years, the love of his life, Claudette Lewis Hatchell, three daughters, Denise Hatchell of Myrtle Beach, Elease Hatchell Oliver of Huntsville, AL, and Rebecca Hatchell of Myrtle Beach. Seven grandchildren, Winn Bigham, Nicole Weaver (Will), Claudette and Anna Oliver, Ashley Frank (Justin), Afton Rio (Matt) and Erin Davis, nine great-grandchildren, Tori and Trevor Bigham, Maggie and Parker Weaver, Alyssa, Kaitlynn, Ryan Frank, Brooklynn and Nolan Rio. Also surviving is his brother, Rev. Joey Hatchell and wife Barbara of Smyrna, Georgia.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at the First Baptist Church of Myrtle Beach. Private inurnment will be at Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Monday, April 8th from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
The family request memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Myrtle Beach (Budget Fund) 500-4th Ave N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net
Published in The Sun News from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2013