August 13, 1943 - December 24, 2020
James Leroy Hazelwood, 77, of 1325 Slayton Road, Sutherlin, VA, died Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Fairland Nursing Home, Silver Springs, MD, after a decline in his health for the past eight years. James was born in Danville, VA, on August 13, 1943, a son of the late James Ivory Hazelwood and Bertha Easom Hazelwood. He had been a resident of Sutherlin, VA for the past 25 years and he retired from Cowan Trucking Company where he worked as an over the road truck driver. James was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served two tours in Vietnam with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was a member of the VFW and the NRA. He was of the holiness faith. James enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren riding ATV’s, and collecting rocks as he traveled. He loved nature and animals of all kind. On July 28, 1962 he married Janet Whitley Hazelwood, who survives. In addition to his wife, of the residence, he is survived by five children, Lori H. Ingram (Gordon) of Blairs, VA, Thomas C. Hazelwood (Lisa) of Palmyra, VA, Michael A. Hazelwood (Peggy) of Sutherlin, VA, Jason V. Hazelwood (Teresa) of Ringgold, VA, and Jeffrey R. Morrow (Robyn) of Logan, Utah; two sisters, Alma Boaze, and Janice Simmons (Terry); two brothers, Timothy M. Hazelwood (Linda), and Steve Crabb (Barbara); twelve grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 28, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. from the graveside at Floral Hills Memory Gardens with Pastor Amanda Everett officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the U. S. Army National Guard and the American Legion Dan River Post 1097 Honor Guard. The family suggests memorials may be made to the Laurel Grove Fire Rescue, P.O. Box 26, Sutherlin, VA, 24594, the Ringgold Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 10, Ringgold, VA 24586, or to the Pittsylvania County Animal Shelter, 11541 US-29, Chatham, VA 24531. Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel is serving the Hazelwood family.
James Leroy Hazelwood, 77, of 1325 Slayton Road, Sutherlin, VA, died Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Fairland Nursing Home, Silver Springs, MD, after a decline in his health for the past eight years. James was born in Danville, VA, on August... View Obituary & Service Information
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