BOSSIER CITY – Services for Leslie Gene Hassell, 85, will be 9:30 a.m. Monday, February 3, 2014 at Rose-Neath’s Bossier Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Tom Dungan of Fellowship United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Centuries Memorial Cemetery, Shreveport, LA. Visitation will be 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Bossier City.
Gene was born November 19, 1928 in Bossier City, LA to Leslie and Mayoza Ginn Hassell. He passed away in Shreveport, LA January 29, 2014 after lengthy illness, during which he was cared for by his loving wife. Gene graduated from Bossier High School in 1947 and later married his high school sweetheart, Joan Hartgrove. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1954. Gene spent many years working as a cattle rancher alongside his son, Bubba. If not tending to the cattle where he dedicated most of his life, he could be found on the tractor in the hayfield. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
His parents preceded him in death.
Gene is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joan Hartgrove Hassell, daughter, Ramona Stewart; son, Bubba Hassell and wife Patricia; grandchildren, Shannon Stewart, Robin Weiland and Ashley Wynn; great grandchildren, Trenton and Kason Weiland and one on the way; sister, Clarice Plants; loving mother-in-law, Gladys Hartgrove and brother-in-law, Charles Coppedge.
Honoring Gene as pallbearers will be Dulane Ahrens, Paul Hight, Andy Loftus, Pat Loftus, Evan Weiland and Tim Wynn. Honorary pallbearers will be John Breitschopf, Charles Coppedge and Shannon Stewart.
The family would like to thank the staffs of Willis Knighton Pierremont and LifeCare.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a charity of your choice.