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George Thomas Hazelbaker


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George Thomas Hazelbaker
May 30, 1943 – May 12, 2021

George Thomas Hazelbaker, 77, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 surrounded by his loving family in Roswell, New Mexico. Honoring George’s wishes, no services will be held. He was born on May 30, 1943 to Carroll Samuel and Elizabeth Shewmaker Hazelbaker in Anderson, IN. Please take a moment and share a kind thought with George’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.

George was the beloved husband of Paula Hollingsworth and together, they started a beautiful family of four children. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. George was an honorable Veteran serving in the United States Air Force, earning many awards and medals for his service to our great nation. After answering his call of duty, George went on to work in the transportation industry as a bus driver, from which he eventually retired and met many wonderful people along the way. His patrons will look back on him with fond memories, as he always got them to where they needed to go. George had a big heart for cats and dogs and was a member of the Roswell Humane Society. He was also an avid NASCAR sports enthusiast.

Those left to carry on George’s memory are his wife, Paula Hazelbaker; children: Randall Hazelbaker and wife, Nancie; Steven Hazelbaker and wife, Lorena; Jennifer Hazelbaker; George Hazelbaker, Jr. and wife, Linda; fourteen grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren; and his brothers: Dallas Hazelbaker and Chuck Hazelbaker.

George is preceded in death by his parents, Carroll Samuel Hazelbaker and Elizabeth Shewmaker Hazelbaker.

The family would like to send a special thank you to Comfort Keepers and all their staff for their care and support during his time of need.

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In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Roswell Humane Society in George’s honor.

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