August 26, 1935 - December 16, 2020
Perry C. Hazelwood Jr., 85, of Tamms, passed away at 10:17AM on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. He was born August 26, 1935 in Elco the son of Perry Clifford and Marguerite (Randall) Hazelwood Sr. Perry proudly served 26 years in the United States Air Force on radar sites all over the world. During which time he attained the rank of Senior Master Sergeant before retiring in 1980. After retirement he moved home to the farm on which he was born. He attended Shawnee Community College and became an employee of the Illinois Department of Transporation. He retired from IDOT in 1998. Perry was a member of the Elco Methodist Church and the First Baptist Church of Tamms. Most importantly, he was a very proud grandparent. He is survived by his wife Carmela Hazelwood of Tamms; son, Perry C. (Cynthia) Hazelwood III of New Wells, MO; daughter, Elizabeth Didriksen of Wheeling, WV; grandchildren, Perry C. Hazelwood IV, Logan Didriksen, Mitchel Hazelwood, Donald Hazelwood; great-grandchildren, Perry C. Hazelwood V, Gavin Didriksen, Arlo Hazelwood, John Hazelwood, Charley Hazelwood; sisters, Emma Dell Bennett of Tamms, Jane Hamilton of Bonners Ferry, ID, Sammy (Dennis) Thompson of Affton, MO; brother, Melvin (Joyce) Hazelwood of Fordyce, AR; many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Due to the limitations on gatherings by the State of Illinois visitation and services for Perry Hazelwood, Jr. will be held at Crain Funeral Home, 829 N. West End Blvd, Cape Girardeau, MO. The visitation will be from 10:00am – 11:30am on Tuesday December 22, 2020. Funeral services will follow at 11:30am with Rev. Bob Kirby officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Mound City National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and will be accepted at the funeral home. Crain Funeral Home in Tamms is in charge of arrangements.
Perry C. Hazelwood Jr., 85, of Tamms, passed away at 10:17AM on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. He was born August 26, 1935 in Elco the son of Perry Clifford and Marguerite (Randall) Hazelwood Sr. Perry proudly served 26 years in the United... View Obituary & Service Information
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