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Ernest Leonard Hazelwood
Oct. 22, 1934 - Aug. 1, 2017
Ernest Leonard Hazelwood, 82, of Anderson, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, at St. Vincent Regional Hospital in Anderson.
He was born on Oct. 22, 1934, to William and Sarrah (Owens) Hazelwood in Scottsburg.
He proudly served his country with the United States Army for 26 years before retiring as a Master Sgt. Jumpmaster with 1,143 jumps. He was a Korean War and Vietnam veteran, having served two tours in Vietnam where he received two Purple Hearts, two Bronze Stars, and one Silver Star. After retiring from the Army, he was an LPN at St. Vincent Hospital for 17 years. He liked to visit casinos; was an avid sports fan, especially loved the Indianapolis Colts; and was a large supporter of all high school athletics. He was a member of the Noblesville VFW, Noblesville American Legion and the Noblesville Moose Lodge.
Survivors include two daughters, Laura Wilkinson and Cynthia Harris; son, Ernest (Linda) Hazelwood, Jr.; grandchildren, Matthew L. (Amber) Harris, Christopher S. (Lisa) Harris and Jennifer D. Wilkinson; great-grandchildren, Rhyanna F. Harris and Annabelle Harris; sisters and brothers, Barbara "Joann" Powell, Carlene "Sissy" (Bully) Powell, Charlotte (Kenny) Kitchens, Gloria "Cookie" (Danny) Branham, William J. Hazelwood, "Jack" (Edie) Hazelwood and Carl "Butch" (Janet) Hazelwood; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Hazelwood who passed away in 2012; a daughter, Melissa Ann; sisters, Agnes Pruitt, Wilma Sanders, Martha "Smitty" Penwell and Jenny Lee Wilkinson; brothers, Robert Hazelwood, Lebert "Sonny" Hazelwood, Wilbur Hazelwood, Marvin Hazelwood, Bruce Jay Hazelwood and Frankie Lee Hazelwood.
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan St., Noblesville. Visitation is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, 2439 West 16th St., Indianapolis, IN 46222; or, Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675.
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