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Ronald Hazlebaker

Ronald W. Hazelbaker, 82 of Wheelersburg, passed away Friday May 24, 2019 at SOMC Hospice Center. He was born June 5, 1936 in West Union, a son of the late Robert and Bernice (Price) Hazelbaker. Ronald was a former Key Punch Operator at Empire Detroit Steel and retired as a Bus Driver for the Portsmouth City Schools. He was a member of Wheelersburg Church of Christ, was an avid golfer and loved to hunt Ground Hogs.

He is survived by his wife, Betty (Cobb) Hazelbaker; one son, Ronald W. Hazelbaker, II of Wheelersburg; one daughter, Angela Coriell and husband Wayne of Wheelersburg; three grandchildren, Wes and wife Christina, Michael and wife Brooke, Issac; and five great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Katherine Pence and Patricia Hazelbaker.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at D.W. SWICK-NELSON FUNERAL HOME in Wheelersburg with Pastor Lynn Wessell officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday 12 Noon to 1:00 p.m. at the funeral Home.  Fond memories and expressions of condolences may be left at

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