In Memory of Colt Hazlett

This page is dedicated to my son, Colt.
Richard Colt Hazlett was born on November 8, 1992 in Farmington, Missouri, to Richard Patrick Hazlett and Shannon Pinkley-Hazlett.  Colt passed away after a very short, intense battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on March 10, 2016 in Dallas Texas.

In February 2011, Colt graduated from Bangor High School in Bangor, Wisconsin.  He joined the United States Army and took Basic/AIT in Fort Benning, Georgia.  After training, Colt was stationed for a year in the State of Washington.  After the Army, Colt worked various jobs but mostly in the oil field and construction.

Colt was preceded in death by his grandparents, William "Bill" Pinkley and Vickie Sue Henson-Pinkley, both of Annapolis, Missouri.

Colt is survived by his parents, Shannon & Steve Wamsley of Bangor, WI; father, Richard P. Hazlett of Desloge, MO; son, Colton Hazlett of Arkansas; sister, Vickie Reece of Dixon, MO; grandparents, Charles & Judith Wamsley of La Crosse, WI; grandmother Betty Hazlett of Missouri and grandfather, Patrick Hazlett of Missouri.

Colt is also survived by his uncle/aunt Brian & Christina Pinkley of Annapolis, MO; Michael and Tami Wamsley of La Crosse, WI; and Brian & Sarah Hazlett of Farmington, MO. Colt is survived by many loving cousins (Amy Neel of Missouri, Brandon Hazlett of Missouri, Joseph Hazlett of Missouri; their spouses...and so many more), additional family and a host of wonderful friends.

Thank you to Gemini Alexander Brooks for being with Colt.  Words will never be able to express the gratitude I feel.  You have a beautiful soul and I feel truly blessed to call you my friend.



  1. From Aunt Susan Gille..."Colt, you are an inspiration to many. You have a Sweet spirit & Kind heart! You are loved & missed by many, but I am glad you are no longer in pain. May you Rest in Peace.I am so happy I got to be in your life. Till someday we meet again. Love Susan"

  2. I met Colt through a mutual friend in Washington State via Facebook while he was here..although their relationship ended I remained friends with Colt and we mainly texted back and forth....having never met in person he would text me out of the blue "just because"..The one thing we had in common was we are both Scorpios and birthdays are 4 days and many years apart...His last coherent text to me was that he was adamant I watch the space show on the Discovery Channel....and that he was looking forward to getting better and coming back to Washington St. to meet me in person...When we met I was a bartender but then due to the bar selling I had to find a new job working in a Leather Bag for the fun of it I started modeling hats...of course he finally got to see me...didn't stop him from wanting to meet me...we texted a couple times and I started calling him "Spidey"...His final text came a couple days before he passed was a little incoherent but I knew it was the medication...His last words to me were "look to the stars" only then did I know what he meant and it was confirmed a couple days later...So what can I say ...nothing other than I will miss his random texts but I know he will be shining bright when I look to the stars ....RIP my dear virtual friend....Someday we will finally meet ....not face to face but soul to soul..... and quit calling me Ma'am...haha

  3. From cousin Amy Neel..."Loving you was easy, and missing you is going to very hard as the our lives go on without you here! You were an amazing Cousin but much more like a Brother! You always put a smile on our faces, even when you were up to no good! You were a wonderful person! You didn't realize it like you should have, but you were!!! Please watch over all of us, we miss you more than you ever thought that we could! 🏼 -Amy"

  4. It is with regret, that we were unable to get to know Colt wholy. He was such an inspirational light and had become such a huge part of our community and life. We morn with you the loss of your son, as he became a part of our family and looked up to Michael and me as his "Dads of Longview". He is truly missed, never forgotten and always loved.

    1. (((hugs))) to you, Les and to Michael (aka Dads of Longview) :)

  5. I never met him, but just looking at his pictures and his smile, even in the hospital, he must have been indeed a very special young man. I am so sorry he was taken so young.



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