Michael Eugene Hazelett, 64, of Zephyrhills, Fla., formerly of Elizabethtown, died Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills.
He was born in Artesia, Calif. He graduated from Elizabethtown High School, received an Associate of Arts from the University of Kentucky and a Bachelor of Science from Western Kentucky University. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force in Okinawa and Turkey and retired from the United States Post Office. He belonged to the Morrison Masonic Lodge No. 76, Kosair Shrine Temple of Louisville, Riasok Shrine of Elizabethtown, a life member of AMVETS, American Legion and the Loyal Order of the Moose. He loved his family and loved to golf.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin Eugene and Eileen Shirley Hazelett; and a brother, James Martin Hazelett.
He is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie Kay Williamson Hazelett; two stepsons, M. David Dawley of Radcliff and James M. Dawley of Rineyville; one stepgrandson, David R. (Kayce) Dawley of Simpsonville; one great-grandson, Wilson Dawley of Simpsonville; two sisters, Anne (Dickie) Cecil of Radcliff and Marta (Steve) Higgason of Buffalo; one sister-in-law, Mary Hazelett of Harvey, La.; one brother-in-law, Robert Williamson of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands; three nephews, four nieces, seven great-nephews, six great-nieces; two aunts and one uncle in New Zealand; and several cousins in West Virginia, Georgia, New Zealand and Australia.
The funeral is at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with Brother Christian Burton officiating. Burial follows in St. Brigid Cemetery in Vine Grove.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and continues at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. There will be a Masonic service at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the