Joseph Michael Hazel, talented musician

October 14, 2021

Joseph Michael Hazel, 58, of Millsboro passed away Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes.

Joe was born in Lewes May 10, 1963, son of Charles Hazel and Nancy Hudson, and he graduated from James H. Groves High School.  

Joe was a talented guitar player and had played in BB King’s band, and also hung out with the Rolling Stones.  He repaired guitars and also provided guitar lessons to countless students.

Joe is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Margaret Mary (McLean) Hazel; father, Charles Hazel of Lewes; his mother, Nancy (Hudson) Truitt of Lewes; five children, Tara Tingen and her husband William, Christopher Phillips, Maria Rogers and her husband Keith, Barbara Hodge, and Joseph Daraio and his wife Jessica; a brother, Chuck Hazel of Lewes; a sister, Lynn Walsh and her husband Randy of Dover; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Joe’s life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services.

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