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Presiding Elder Richard Elton Hassell

May 15, 2015
Presiding Elder Richard Elton Hassell
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Obituary for Presiding Elder Richard Elton Hassell

Rev. Richard E. Hassell, 68, of Smiths Station, AL, Presiding Elder of the Montgomery-Phenix City-Opelika District and Air Force Veteran transitioned from life peacefully, Friday, May 15, 2015.

Rev. Hassell was born March 30, 1947 in Tennessee to the late Richard A. Hassell and the late Martha Bowen Hassell. Along with his family are people he loved throughout the Church and community and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was a 1965 graduate of Hamilton High School and attended Memphis State University and served the church in numerous capacities in Georgia, Texas, Tennessee and Alabama. Rev. Hassell was an ordained elder in Full Connection in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. He served as Presiding Elder of the Montgomery-Phenix City-Opelika District since July 2010. During this time, he also served as pastor of Oak Grove C.M.E. Church in Davidson. AL and Mt. Zion C.M.E. Church in Smiths Station, AL.

He leaves his beloved wife, Carolyn, three sons, Randall, Brent (Trishana) and Marcus, two sisters, Mary H. Yancy (Luke), Valerie H. Scott (Clarence), one brother, Rev. Victor M. Hassell (Priscilla); three grandchildren, Kendall, Jelani and Brynn.

Visitation is Wednesday, May 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Home, 1638 Sycamore View Rd., Memphis, TN 38134.

Life Celebration at Greenwood CME Church, 3311 Kimball Ave. on Thursday, May 21 at 11 a.m. Bishop Teresa Snorton, officiating.

Committal Services with Military Honors at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 22, 2015 in West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. .

Serenity Funeral Home, 1638 Sycamore View Rd., Memphis, TN 38134, Tel. (901) 379-0861

Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

20

May

5:00 PM 5/20/2015 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/20/2015 7:00:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home

1638 Sycamore View Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Serenity Funeral Home
1638 Sycamore View Road Memphis 38134 TN
United States

Service

Thursday

21

May

11:00 AM 5/21/2015 11:00:00 AM
Greenwood CME Church

3311 Kimball Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111

Greenwood CME Church
3311 Kimball Ave. Memphis 38111 TN
United States

Graveside

Friday

22

May

10:00 AM 5/22/2015 10:00:00 AM
West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery

4000 Forest Hill Irene Road
Memphis, TN 38125

West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
4000 Forest Hill Irene Road Memphis 38125 TN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery Final Resting Place

4000 Forest Hill Irene Road
Memphis, TN 38125

4000 Forest Hill Irene Road Memphis 38125 TN
United States
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