James Leroy Hazelton, 81, of Red Oak, Texas, passed away, October 4, 2017, at his home surrounded by family.

James was born September 17, 1936, in Stuart, Oklahoma to Roy and Iva Hazelton. He married Roxy McGriff on September 17, 1967, and together they raised 3 wonderful children. He served in the Navy, worked highway construction, and equipment maintenance mechanic. He enjoyed reading, tinkering in his shop, and spending time with his family.

James is survived by his loving wife Roxy, two daughters: Diana Hazelton Nickell & Jayma Hazelton DeGroot, and one son: James Hazelton; 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters, many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend to all.

Memorial service to be held in the spring in Oklahoma.