John Austin Hazlewood, age 51, of Knoxville, passed away after a brief illness into the presence of the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at UT Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at Hope Fellowship, 2909 North Broadway, Knoxville. Funeral services will follow at 6 pm with Rev. Dominique Lee and Rev. Steven Hazlewood officiating. Family and friends will gather at 10:45 a.m. Friday at Asbury Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Rev. Charlie McNutt officiating. He was a member of Sevier Heights Baptist Church and a 1994 business graduate of Lincoln Memorial University. He enjoyed working in sales and customer service for most of his life. He spent his recent years lovingly caring for his mother. He is survived by his mother, Phyllis Buell Hazlewood; siblings, Dr. Melissa (Joe) Ramsey, and Rev. Steven (Linda) Hazlewood; uncle and aunt, John and Susan Buell; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. William Dean Hazlewood; grandparents, Austin and Lorene Hazlewood and Rev. John and Myrta Buell. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Mission Ministry at Hope Fellowship. Online condolences may be extended at www.rosemortuary.com.