February 18, 1976 – July 31, 2017
Bob was born in Taft, CA to Denise Turner and Brad Hazlewood. Bob was a graduate of Taft Union High School’s class of 1994. He passed away from Milroy’s disease at 41 years of age surrounded by his loving family.
As a young boy, Bob spent summers traveling throughout the United States with his great grandparents Minton and Wilma Howell who helped raise him. After high school, he held various jobs in and around Taft until his disability no longer allowed him to work. Bob loved guns and would spend time with family target shooting at the range or in the fields. He loved going out for pizza with family and friends. One of Bob’s favorite hobbies was collecting comic books. If you ever had a question about what was going on in upcoming Marvel movies, Bob would have the answer. He was a Raider fan through and through. He was really looking forward to this season, as he believed that this would be their year to win the Super Bowl.
He was preceded in death by grandparents Ruth Adams and William Hazlewood. He will be greatly missed by his family: mother, Denise Hess; father, Brad Hazlewood (Lorelei); daughter, Samantha Gray; brother, Bryan Clark; sisters, Cydnee Mitchell, Lacey Mudge (Daniel), Mary Hazlewood, Mallory Robbin, Tess Willhelm; aunt, Cheryl Rogerson (Clint); uncles, Keith Watkins, Greg Hazlewood (Jocelyn); grandmother, Joyce Moore (Jim); grandfather, Jerald Turner; his special great aunt, Carole Guillory (Bob); and his many cousins.
Bob encouraged so many through his struggle with his debilitating disability. To see him make the best of everything life threw at him helped us to be stronger individuals. He had a confident, gentle spirit that was an inspiration to all who knew him. His last act of courage and heroism was to donate his body to science in hope that the knowledge gained would help others with Milroy’s disease.
Bob’s Celebration of Life Memorial will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017.
Please check his Facebook page for time and location.