The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


August 31, 2012

Billy Rex Hassell

Visitation for Billy Rex Hassell, 62, of Palestine, will be from 6 to   8 p.m., Sunday at Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home in Rusk.

Mr. Hassell died Aug. 26, 2012 at his residence.  

He was born Aug. 28, 1949 in Rusk to the late Robert Leonard and Tommie Gill Hassell.  

Mr. Hassell was a resident of Rusk and Lufkin, was Methodist and a father of five. He was employed at Rusk State Hospital, Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Angelina County as a jailer. He also served his country in the United Sates Air Force.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Maxine Gale; and daughter, April Angelica Hassell.  

Mr. Hassell is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and Anisha Hassell of Fort Worth; daughters, Brigitte Selps and Rochelle Hassell, both of Fort Worth, and Shelby Renee Hassell of Rusk; three grandchildren, Brittany Cooper, Chloe Hassell and Coen Hassell, all of Fort Worth; two brothers, R.C. Hassell of Jacksonville and Larry Hassell of Reklaw; sister, Bobbie McGregor of Jacksonville; numerous nieces and nephews.


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