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Hazel Marie Oakley Spicer
Date of Death or Service Mar 29, 2017
Hazel Marie Oakley Spicer
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      Funeral services for Hazel Marie Oakley Spicer, age 87 of White Bluff, will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Bro. David Peeler officiating.  Interment will follow in Williams Cemetery, White Bluff.  Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday, March 28th from 2 until 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of service.  For those desiring, memorials may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation.  Mrs. Spicer died Friday, March 24, 2017 at St. Thomas West.

     Hazel was born in Nashville, daughter of the late Fredrick Clifton “Fred” Oakley and Mary Lelia Johnson Oakley.  She was a member of Pleasant View Church of Christ.  She retired after nearly 30 years of service from the Dickson Co. Board of Education as a cook for the former William James School, White Bluff Elementary, and William James Jr. High School.

     A renaissance woman, Mrs. Spicer lived a full life.  She was a wonderful mother to her children and a cherished grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother.  Her husband of more than 46 years, John Paul Spicer predeceased her in 1993.  She was also preceded in death by a sister, Margie Hatchett and her sons-in-law, Carl Meadows and Jimmy Cunningham.

     Hazel was a writer, a self-taught musician, and had a keen interest in genealogy.  She served her church as a Sunday School teacher.  She served her community and supported her children’s endeavors as PTA president, an Avon Lady, and as a volunteer leader in Girl Scouts, Brownies, and Cub Scouts.  And Mrs. Spicer loved gardening (both flowers and vegetables) and was fond of all animals.  At one time, she had a “singing” chicken who “sang” as she accompanied her on the piano!  She has even been known to remodel her own house and to build an out-building in her yard.  She was not afraid of hard work and was a blessing and inspiration to her family, her church, and her community.

     Survivors include her son, David Spicer (Tempie), Dickson; four daughters, Pauline “Polly” Payne (Ed), Antioch, TN, Jan Meadows, White Bluff, Margie Spicer, LaVergne, TN, and Betty Cunningham, Charlotte; a brother, Ralph Oakley (Linda), White Bluff; a sister, Fay Smith (Kenneth), Hermitage, TN; 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

     

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