William David Hasel Sr.
June 13, 1923 – July 14, 2013
William David Hasel, Sr., 90 year-old resident of Edmond, Oklahoma, passed away July 14, 2013 in Edmond, Oklahoma. Born June 13, 1923 in St. Paul, Kansas, in the same house his father was born, he was the son of Walter Dewey Hasel and Chelsea (Swope) Hasel. He was raised in South Mound, Kansas on a farm that raised corn, wheat, oats, and alfalfa along with hogs; chickens, and milk cows. Bill was a WW II veteran, serving in the U. S. Coast Guard at Okinawa; Japan; the Panama Canal; and Marseilles, France among other places. He was a switchman for 37 years for the Katy railroad MKT starting out at 40 cents/hour and retired at 20.00/hour. He was a great husband, father, brother, church deacon, and friend. That is something that most very rich folks can't say with honesty. Bill met the mother of his children, Carolyn on a blind date in North Carolina during the War. They eloped and were married September 4, 1943 in the courthouse at Conway, South Carolina. They had 5 children, William “David” Hasel; Jean Marie Hasel; Michael Odel Hasel; Cheryl Louise Cox; and Walter Franklin Hasel. Bill and Jimmie were married June 30, 1989 at the House of Prayer in Del City, Oklahoma. They were married for over 24 years. During Bill’s retirement years they belonged to Frontier Good Sam’s Club and traveled frequently and extensively. Bill built his home with the help of his boys. He was always working in his garden or his woodworking shop. Bill was always up for a FISHING trip and he raised goats as a hobby. Bill was an old fashioned gentleman who took his wife shopping; paid his bills on time; tithed regularly; took his family to the lake for fishing and water-skiing; mowed the church’s grass; and loved having fish fries. He never owned a tuxedo preferring things like country music or pitching horseshoes to toasting with caviar. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife and the children’s mother, Drurie Carolyn Hasel, and one daughter, Jean Marie Hasel. Survivors include his wife of 24 years Jimmie Hasel of the home; 4 children; William David (Margaret Ann Ashford) Hasel, Jr. of Luther, OK; Michael Leon (Joyce Snow) Hasel of Choctaw, OK; Cheryl Louise Hasel (Tom) Cox of Newalla, OK; Walter Franklin (Cindy Miller) Hasel of Palestine, TX; 3 step-children, Ray (Brenda) Dyer of Choctaw, OK; Charlotte Short (Gerald) Cross of Edmond, OK; Nancy Short (Russell) Logan of Glendale, OR; his brother, Norman Hasel; grandchildren, Pam (Ron) Alcorn; Lisa (Larry) Giordano; Jennifer Hasel; Michael (Emily) Odel Hasel; Keri (Brad) Little; Tammie Bable; Tommy Hasel; Billy Hasel; Rachel Mann; and Thomas David Cox; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren, Chris Cross; John Cross; Mishel Spiroski, and Dragan Spiroski; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at the graveside at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Arlington Memory Gardens, 3400 N. Midwest Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73141. Burial will follow military honors at Arlington Memory Gardens.
- Graveside Services Tuesday, July 16, 2013
William David Hasel Sr.
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July 18, 2013
Grandpa Bill....thats all that had to be said at our house and my sister and I would be so exicted!!! What kid didnt want to go to "Grandpa Bills" house, I mean we could go fishing, play in the yard and hide and watch as grandpa worked in the garage on one of his many wood projects and if that wasnt enough we could spy on the neighbor sneaking a drink in the backyard until grandpa would sneak up behind us and say "boo" and laugh while we jumped up and screamed...... And he loved all of us so much, we always had to have a life vest on when in his boat, no life vest, no boat, it was that simple. Never quick to anger, but always quick with a smile and to say"young lady" iam proud of you or I love you.......Grandpa Bill will live forever in my heart and my memories and is always only a thought away(((0: Have fun grandpa up there in heaven fishing with the angels and Uncle Pete!! I love you............Pamela Denise
Paula & Johnny George
July 17, 2013
This was a wonderful fun-loving, hard-working man with a beautiful family. So sorry to hear of his passing. He will be missed by all that knew him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Hasel family.
7836 Walmart Transportation
July 16, 2013
We are sorry to hear of Mr. Hasel's passing. We are thinking of Tommy and all your family at this time of loss, and our sympathies and thoughts are with all of you. Walmart Transportation Office, Sealy, Texas
B.J. & Elizabeth Johnson
July 16, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing, but I know he is walking the streets of gold with his friends that have gone before him. The one thing that always stood out about Bill was he was always smiling, no matter how he felt and he always had a kind word for everybody. Our prayers are with all the family.
July 15, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Willie's passing. I worked with him on the Katy and I have many wonderful memories of those days. He was always a gentleman and working with him was such a pleasure. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.