Dustyn Hazel

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

ADVANCE, Mo. -- Dustyn Colle Hazel, 30, of Advance passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at his home after a battle with cancer.

He was born Sept. 14, 1979, at Sikeston, Mo., son of Bill and Terri Moore Hazel.

To those who knew Dusty, they also recognize his love for hunting and fishing. As a child, Dusty learned how to bait a hook and fire a rifle from his father; whom, even into adulthood, remained his best friend. Together they traveled to various locations, including Kentucky and Mississippi, sharing their quest for that trophy buck.

Dusty volunteered his time sponsoring local children, including his daughter Brooklyn, during youth season. He and his wife, Caleena, also enjoyed these outdoor sports together.

He first entered the union as a member of the Cement Masons Local 527 in St. Louis. He later transferred to Cement Masons Local 908 while employed by Lappe Cement Finishing, to be closer to his friends and family.

Dusty was often referred to as "Hazel" by his friends. It only took just meeting him once to know what a genuinely great man he was. He always had time for his friends no matter what he may be trying to get done himself. He had a very close relationship with his family. And he will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

Dustyn and Caleena Weir were married June 2, 2007, in Scott City.

Survivors include his parents, Bill and Terri Hazel of Advance; his wife; a daughter, Brooklyn Besinger of the home; a stepson, Michael Kuehn of Millersville; two brothers, Jordyn Hazel of Advance, Gaberyn Hazel of Cape Girardeau; maternal grandparents, Howard and Shirley Clarkston of Advance; paternal grandmother, Mildred McIntyre of Advance; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Jim Moore, and paternal grandfather, Oliver Roscoe Hazel.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Morgan Funeral Home.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the chapel. The Rev. Jerri Moore will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Ken Strong. Burial will be in Morgan Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society for melanoma research.