24 Comments

  1. Becky Banta

    This ole world was blessed by Dennis’ life & just being who he was & all he helped. I am so thankful, Suzanne, that you had 37 years together…a great team. I believe I am still in denial. Sent from my heart.

    Reply
  2. Judy Daniels

    Ben sorry to hear about your dad Prayers for you and your family

    Reply
  3. Kim Sutton

    Ms. Suzanne…Oh my, how my heart breaks for you! What a class act Mr. Denny was! I enjoyed his warm smile, pleasant personality and remarkable voice. I pray God’s Peace will carry you and your family through this difficult journey. Much love<3

    Reply
  4. Robin

    I never met your Dad but I’m pretty sure he was a gem since you are. I’m so very sorry for this great loss my dear friend. Love you.

    Reply
  5. Rosie Tallent

    So sorry to hear this. I always enjoyed seeing you both .Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  6. Jim Potts

    God bless you and your family. Be comforted knowing he’s in a much better place now and living with the Lord he loved.

    Reply
  7. Debbie Yorba

    Laura, I am so sorry for the loss of your father, praying for you

    Reply
  8. Michelle And John

    Suzanne,
    John and I are heartbroken over the loss of Denny!! Please know that we are praying for Our Lord to comfort you, hold you close to Him, and ease your pain.

    Reply
  9. Christine sullivan

    Susanne and Laura – so sorry for your loss – I know u will miss him – prayers for u all Christine and Hilton

    Reply
  10. Christine And Hilton

    So sorry Susanne and Laura in your loss – I know u all will miss him – prayers for the family

    Reply
  11. Jimmy and Dana Sartain

    Laura and Ben
    So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  12. Barbara Headley

    I’m so sorry to learn of Dennis’ passing. We were in high school together. He was always so nice. So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  13. Anita Graham

    Ben & Laura, So sorry for the loss of your Dad. You are in my thoughts and Prayers. May all your memories give you comfort in the days ahead.

    Reply
  14. Brenda Smith

    I am so sorry to hear this! He was a wonderful man!! Suzanne, you’re in my prayers, sister!!

    Reply
  15. Jim and Sara Lee

    Sorry to learn about Dennis. I sat next to him in choir at First UMC FAYETTEVILLE. We joked around each practice. Don W and I would him about his foot cast. He was a great person to put up with our kidding. Jim and Sara Lee. Trenton TN.

    Reply
  16. Dianne Ables Parker and Davidson Family

    Laura and Suzanne
    So sorry to here about Dennis. He was so sweet to Judy when he delivered her meds. May God give you peace in knowing he is with him now.

    Dianne and in the memory of Judy Davidson

    Reply
  17. Carol Tunstill

    Suzanne,
    I am so sorry to hear of Dennis passing.
    I feel like you and I are family, and I hope you remember me if you need to talk or anything else.
    Blessings,
    Carol Tunstill

    Reply
  18. Charlie Dionne

    Prayers are with Suzanne and all the family. Dennis will be missed in so many ways, his smile, quiet humor and his bass voice off to my left.
    Grace and peace be with you.

    Reply
  19. Sue Cary Simmons

    Laura,
    We are so sorry to hear this sad news . Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you .

    Reply
  20. Dennis Massey

    Suzanne, I’m so,so sorry to hear about Dennis. Just know that you and your extended family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  21. Dora Barnes

    Laura,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your father. May all your precious memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.

    Reply
  22. Lenace Hyde

    Laura,
    Sorry to hear of the passing of your father . Prayers for you at this time of loss.
    Lenace Hyde

    Reply
  23. Martha wolf

    Suzanne. I am totally devastated. Dennis was such a sweetie and always had a smile for everyone. He truly loved you. I am praying. Martha Wolf.

    Reply
  24. Linda

    Prayers for you and family. So sorry Suzanne. Was good to see Denny at pool until covid shut things down.

    Reply

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Dennis Nelson Hazelbaker
October 21, 1943 -
January 19, 2021

Visitation

Service 

January 30, 2021
11:00 AM

Interment

Obituary

A committal service for Dennis Nelson Hazelbaker, age 77, of Fayetteville, TN will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church cremation garden. Rev. Patrick Soule and Rev. Tommy Vann will officiate. There will be no visitation prior to the committal service.

Dennis was born on October 21, 1943 in Dayton, OH to the late Ruth Hazelbaker and Jay Sherwood. He was raised in Otway, OH by his grandparents Elvin Collins and Ruth Koch Hazelbaker. After graduating from Northwest High School in McDermott, OH, Dennis joined the United State Air Force. His civilian carrier included several positions with companies in Ohio and Florida where he utilized his drafting skills, as an electric design engineer, and his love for inventing helpful gadgets. He loved to watch Jeopardy on television each night. After he was in Fayetteville, he spent his retirement years singing in the church choir, golfing with friends, delivering food for the Meals on Wheels program, and finally delivery prescriptions for Carter’s Drug Store. Dennis was a member of the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. After a short illness, Dennis passed away at home on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Suzanne Upham Hazelbaker; daughter, Laura (Terry) Monks; and his son, Benjamin Hazelbaker; grandson, Benjamin Jarrett Hazelbaker; brothers, Edward (Maureen) Younkin of Buckeye, AZ, Tim (Ann) Younkin of Morgan Hill, CA, and Brad (Karen) Sherwood of Martinsville, OH; numerous nieces and nephews; and his cherished pups, Abbey and Roxy. In addition to his parents, Dennis was preceded in death by his sister, Kathy Irvine Francis.

Memorials may be made to the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, Music Fund, 200 Elk Avenue North, Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Dennis Nelson Hazelbaker.

Video Services

24 Comments

  1. Becky Banta

    This ole world was blessed by Dennis’ life & just being who he was & all he helped. I am so thankful, Suzanne, that you had 37 years together…a great team. I believe I am still in denial. Sent from my heart.

    Reply
  2. Judy Daniels

    Ben sorry to hear about your dad Prayers for you and your family

    Reply
  3. Kim Sutton

    Ms. Suzanne…Oh my, how my heart breaks for you! What a class act Mr. Denny was! I enjoyed his warm smile, pleasant personality and remarkable voice. I pray God’s Peace will carry you and your family through this difficult journey. Much love<3

    Reply
  4. Robin

    I never met your Dad but I’m pretty sure he was a gem since you are. I’m so very sorry for this great loss my dear friend. Love you.

    Reply
  5. Rosie Tallent

    So sorry to hear this. I always enjoyed seeing you both .Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  6. Jim Potts

    God bless you and your family. Be comforted knowing he’s in a much better place now and living with the Lord he loved.

    Reply
  7. Debbie Yorba

    Laura, I am so sorry for the loss of your father, praying for you

    Reply
  8. Michelle And John

    Suzanne,
    John and I are heartbroken over the loss of Denny!! Please know that we are praying for Our Lord to comfort you, hold you close to Him, and ease your pain.

    Reply
  9. Christine sullivan

    Susanne and Laura – so sorry for your loss – I know u will miss him – prayers for u all Christine and Hilton

    Reply
  10. Christine And Hilton

    So sorry Susanne and Laura in your loss – I know u all will miss him – prayers for the family

    Reply
  11. Jimmy and Dana Sartain

    Laura and Ben
    So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  12. Barbara Headley

    I’m so sorry to learn of Dennis’ passing. We were in high school together. He was always so nice. So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  13. Anita Graham

    Ben & Laura, So sorry for the loss of your Dad. You are in my thoughts and Prayers. May all your memories give you comfort in the days ahead.

    Reply
  14. Brenda Smith

    I am so sorry to hear this! He was a wonderful man!! Suzanne, you’re in my prayers, sister!!

    Reply
  15. Jim and Sara Lee

    Sorry to learn about Dennis. I sat next to him in choir at First UMC FAYETTEVILLE. We joked around each practice. Don W and I would him about his foot cast. He was a great person to put up with our kidding. Jim and Sara Lee. Trenton TN.

    Reply
  16. Dianne Ables Parker and Davidson Family

    Laura and Suzanne
    So sorry to here about Dennis. He was so sweet to Judy when he delivered her meds. May God give you peace in knowing he is with him now.

    Dianne and in the memory of Judy Davidson

    Reply
  17. Carol Tunstill

    Suzanne,
    I am so sorry to hear of Dennis passing.
    I feel like you and I are family, and I hope you remember me if you need to talk or anything else.
    Blessings,
    Carol Tunstill

    Reply
  18. Charlie Dionne

    Prayers are with Suzanne and all the family. Dennis will be missed in so many ways, his smile, quiet humor and his bass voice off to my left.
    Grace and peace be with you.

    Reply
  19. Sue Cary Simmons

    Laura,
    We are so sorry to hear this sad news . Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you .

    Reply
  20. Dennis Massey

    Suzanne, I’m so,so sorry to hear about Dennis. Just know that you and your extended family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  21. Dora Barnes

    Laura,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your father. May all your precious memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.

    Reply
  22. Lenace Hyde

    Laura,
    Sorry to hear of the passing of your father . Prayers for you at this time of loss.
    Lenace Hyde

    Reply
  23. Martha wolf

    Suzanne. I am totally devastated. Dennis was such a sweetie and always had a smile for everyone. He truly loved you. I am praying. Martha Wolf.

    Reply
  24. Linda

    Prayers for you and family. So sorry Suzanne. Was good to see Denny at pool until covid shut things down.

    Reply

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Memories

24 Comments

  1. Becky Banta

    This ole world was blessed by Dennis’ life & just being who he was & all he helped. I am so thankful, Suzanne, that you had 37 years together…a great team. I believe I am still in denial. Sent from my heart.

    Reply
  2. Judy Daniels

    Ben sorry to hear about your dad Prayers for you and your family

    Reply
  3. Kim Sutton

    Ms. Suzanne…Oh my, how my heart breaks for you! What a class act Mr. Denny was! I enjoyed his warm smile, pleasant personality and remarkable voice. I pray God’s Peace will carry you and your family through this difficult journey. Much love<3

    Reply
  4. Robin

    I never met your Dad but I’m pretty sure he was a gem since you are. I’m so very sorry for this great loss my dear friend. Love you.

    Reply
  5. Rosie Tallent

    So sorry to hear this. I always enjoyed seeing you both .Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  6. Jim Potts

    God bless you and your family. Be comforted knowing he’s in a much better place now and living with the Lord he loved.

    Reply
  7. Debbie Yorba

    Laura, I am so sorry for the loss of your father, praying for you

    Reply
  8. Michelle And John

    Suzanne,
    John and I are heartbroken over the loss of Denny!! Please know that we are praying for Our Lord to comfort you, hold you close to Him, and ease your pain.

    Reply
  9. Christine sullivan

    Susanne and Laura – so sorry for your loss – I know u will miss him – prayers for u all Christine and Hilton

    Reply
  10. Christine And Hilton

    So sorry Susanne and Laura in your loss – I know u all will miss him – prayers for the family

    Reply
  11. Jimmy and Dana Sartain

    Laura and Ben
    So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  12. Barbara Headley

    I’m so sorry to learn of Dennis’ passing. We were in high school together. He was always so nice. So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  13. Anita Graham

    Ben & Laura, So sorry for the loss of your Dad. You are in my thoughts and Prayers. May all your memories give you comfort in the days ahead.

    Reply
  14. Brenda Smith

    I am so sorry to hear this! He was a wonderful man!! Suzanne, you’re in my prayers, sister!!

    Reply
  15. Jim and Sara Lee

    Sorry to learn about Dennis. I sat next to him in choir at First UMC FAYETTEVILLE. We joked around each practice. Don W and I would him about his foot cast. He was a great person to put up with our kidding. Jim and Sara Lee. Trenton TN.

    Reply
  16. Dianne Ables Parker and Davidson Family

    Laura and Suzanne
    So sorry to here about Dennis. He was so sweet to Judy when he delivered her meds. May God give you peace in knowing he is with him now.

    Dianne and in the memory of Judy Davidson

    Reply
  17. Carol Tunstill

    Suzanne,
    I am so sorry to hear of Dennis passing.
    I feel like you and I are family, and I hope you remember me if you need to talk or anything else.
    Blessings,
    Carol Tunstill

    Reply
  18. Charlie Dionne

    Prayers are with Suzanne and all the family. Dennis will be missed in so many ways, his smile, quiet humor and his bass voice off to my left.
    Grace and peace be with you.

    Reply
  19. Sue Cary Simmons

    Laura,
    We are so sorry to hear this sad news . Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you .

    Reply
  20. Dennis Massey

    Suzanne, I’m so,so sorry to hear about Dennis. Just know that you and your extended family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  21. Dora Barnes

    Laura,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your father. May all your precious memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.

    Reply
  22. Lenace Hyde

    Laura,
    Sorry to hear of the passing of your father . Prayers for you at this time of loss.
    Lenace Hyde

    Reply
  23. Martha wolf

    Suzanne. I am totally devastated. Dennis was such a sweetie and always had a smile for everyone. He truly loved you. I am praying. Martha Wolf.

    Reply
  24. Linda

    Prayers for you and family. So sorry Suzanne. Was good to see Denny at pool until covid shut things down.

    Reply

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