Preceded in death by wife Eunice Ada Hassell, wife Paula Cantrell and son Victor G. Hassell. Survived by sons, Dale V. Hassell, Russell J Hassell, Gary W. Hassell and daughter Brenda K. Poindexter. And many grandkids and great grandkids.
Memorial service with full honor guard will be Saturday February 25 10 AM – 1:00 PM with lunch provided. at VFW Post 4588 located at 1004 Jeter St., Bossier City LA.
Grave side services for family will be at a later date at Northwestern Veteran’s Cemetery 7970 Mike Clark Rd. Keithville, LA 71047.
Jack Hassell was a United States Air Force veteran, and served during the Korean war conflict. He is credited with and awarded ribbons for service during war time as well as special assignment’s in country.
Jack was a fireman on the crash and rescue crews for the flight line. Video clips of dad in action on actual aircraft crash’s, were used in the movie of 12 O’clock High. So if you happen to watch the old black and white movie, he is one of many brave men on the firetrucks rushing in to extinguish flames.
Jack was also a truck driver for many years, was awarded safety awards consistently, including 1 Million miles driven award! He also worked as hotel manager in Lake Tahoe for several years, prior to retirement. Having grown up on a farm in East Texas, he naturally always had a garden, both spring and fall gardens. He tended to his garden all the way to the end, was something he loved doing.
He was blessed to have lived a long and wonderful life. He was always helpful and willing to help anyone that needed it. His smile and baby blue eyes would pull you in knowing he was honest and true. He was one of the good guys.
I’m sure that when Jack got to heaven, there were a lot of family and old friend’s waiting with open arms. The band was playing, and he waltz into heaven.