Burke Hazelrigg, 99, “The Puzzle Man”
A funeral service for Burke B. Hazelrigg, 99, of Jacksonville, Texas, is scheduled Friday, April 19, at 3 p.m. at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville, Texas. Bro. David Hallum will officiate. Mr. Hazelrigg will be laid to rest at Still Waters Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville, Texas.
Burke passed away, suddenly after a very short illness on Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Tyler, Texas, surrounded by his son, grandchildren and close friends.
He was born Dec. 8, 1919, in Grand Rapids, Minn., to Glenn and Gladys (Taylor) Hazelrigg.
Mr. Hazelrigg was a retired teacher and Consumers Power employee. He was best known for his life-long hobby as a puzzle maker, his puzzles often containing Biblical quotes.
Burke was a member of the Afton Grove Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Genevieve Hazelrigg; his second wife Nora Hazelrigg; a daughter Aurora Hough; and a son Brian Hazelrigg.
Left to cherish his memory are his son Meredith Hazelrigg and wife Junko, of Tokyo, Japan; daughter-in-law Lavonne Hazelrigg of Allegan; son-in-law, Gene Hough and wife Pat of Allegan; five grandchildren, Blair (Charity) Hough, Blaque (Cari) Hough, Denise Hazelrigg, Seth Hough, and Ken Hazelrigg; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He will be missed by his dear friends, Mary Jane Barr, Charlie Walker and wife Carolyn, all of Jacksonville, Texas, and Keith Wright and wife Carolyn of Tyler, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Meredith Hazelrigg, Ken Hazelrigg, Seth Hough, Charlie Walker, Keith Wright and Blaque Hough.