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John Douglas "Doug" Hazelton

John Douglas "Doug" Hazelton
  • May 8, 1947 - December 28, 2020
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Gifts of remembrance in Doug's name may be sent to:
  • Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired
    1 Carriage Lane, Building A
    Charleston, SC 29407
  • Or to:
  • St. Philip's Church
    142 Church Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
  • Roper Hospice Cottage
    676 Wando Park Blvd
    Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

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“If you looked up the definition of "Gentleman" in the dictionary, a picture of Doug should appear. Doug was the kind of person who served as an...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Matthew Neels - Richmond, VA

“JoinSo shocked to hear of Doug's passing.Please know that we have wonderful memories of you all in California and are missing our friend Doug.Much...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Deborah Bradley - Nashville, TN

“We are so sorry for your loss ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Victoria and Parker Johnson - TX

“Jennifer - Sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Just want you to know that we're thinking of you. Best wishes. JIM ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Jim Windham - Houston, TX

“Joni and family. So sorry to read of Doug's passing. I worked with him at Dupont in Wilmington. He was a smart, witty and personable guy and I know...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Hal Padgett - Summerville, SC

“london, thailand, malaysia, and tortola were adventures fulfilled by Doug's energy. Be well and Joni. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: john murray

“My heartfelt thanks go out to all the Hazelton family, but Doug welcomed me to be a part of this family, for a short time in Delaware and also in...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Lea Ann Miller - Norwalk, CT

“Hello Joni, So sorry to hear of this. All the best. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Shauneen Hutchinson - SC - Friend

“Doug was a long-time faithful member of the advisory board for the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs at the College of Charleston. His...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Tin Johnson - Charleston, SC

“So sorry of your loss. I offer my sympathy to Doug´s wife and family. He was a fine lunch partner and a swell guy. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Robert Dickson

“Pop, you will be so missed by Chris, me and of course, Caroline and Charlotte. The girls will remember you taking them on rides in golf carts,...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Kathryn Hazelton - Boston, MA


John Douglas Hazelton of Charleston, SC and Melvin Village, NH, passed peacefully away at the Roper Hospice Cottage, Mt Pleasant, SC, December 28,2020. An outdoor service of thanksgiving will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky to Elizabeth Windell and Harry B. Hazelton on May 8, 1947, he was dearly loved by his family and friends. Doug, as he was known, graduated from the Hill School in PA and Stanford University in California. He joined the USAF as a pilot in 1970, and received an MBA from Golden Gate University while serving. Doug retired from the USAF in 1976. He had a passion for books which he never abandoned and loved the game of golf and croquet and took particular pleasure in driving his Chris Craft launch at the speed of a T-38 USAF jet across Winnipesaukee. Doug was a gentleman with a bow tie, and scholar who loved a good tale to tell.

The family made many moves during his time in the USAF and over his corporate career with Conoco, DuPont and MBNA, including London as Treasurer, Conoco UK. They spent over 25 years in Wilmington, DE and then retired to Charleston, SC where they have resided the last 14 years. Throughout their journeys, Joni and Doug have been blessed to have made faithful, supportive friends in many places along the way. For more than 25 years, summers were spent at Bald Peak Colony Club, NH, where the family treasured many weekends together on Lake Winnipesaukee. Their close NH and Charleston friends have provided tremendous support in the last few years. Joni and Doug have been faithful parishioners over the years at Christ Church Christiana Hundred, Delaware, St. Michaels and St. Phillips Church, Charleston.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joan Harwood Hazelton; his daughter, Jennifer Windell Hazelton of Houston, Texas; son, Christopher Harwood Hazelton (Kathryn) of Boston, MA; and twin granddaughters: Caroline and Charlotte. His children and grandchildren continued to be the light of his life. Doug is also survived by his brother, Jim Hazelton (Alex); and two sisters: Lila Vultee and Susan Hilpert.

The family owes a great debt of gratitude to Roper Hospice and the Roper Hospice Cottage staff for their guidance, support and loving care through this journey. They are angels all.

Gifts of remembrance in Doug's name may be sent to The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 1 Carriage Lane Bldg. A, Charleston, SC 29407 or St. Philip's Church, 142 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401 or Roper Hospice, 676 Wando Park Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.