Hasson Jr, William Haywood (Bill)


William Haywood (Bill) Hasson, Jr., of Coppell, Texas passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s at the age of 67.

Bill was born Aug.5, 1953, in Union Springs, Alabama, to William Haywood Hasson, Sr. and Dean Chancey Hasson. After graduating from Wills High School in Smyrna, Georgia, he earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of Georgia in 1975. Bill worked briefly in banking in Georgia and Kentucky before moving to Houston and taking a job with Litton Industries. From there he moved to Dallas and began a 17-year career with John Hancock. He ended his career with AIG as a managing director of private placements.

A life-long sports fan, Bill participated in football, basketball, baseball, track, tennis, and bowling. Recreationally, he also enjoyed golf, scuba diving, cycling, skiing, street hockey, and ping pong.

Bill was also an avid traveler. In addition to time spent touring the U.S., he visited Singapore, Malaysia, France, Mongolia, China, Mexico, Canada, and Italy.

On Sept. 22, 1984, he married Marsha Dove. He is survived by her and their two sons, Chase (wife Julia) and Drew. Other survivors include sisters Debra Hasson and Arlene Martin.

Special thanks are extended to family and friends who supported Bill and traveled with him on this journey. A video tribute honoring Bill is online at North Dallas Funeral Home.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Details concerning a memorial service will be forthcoming.


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15 replies on “Hasson Jr, William Haywood (Bill)”

Arlene Martin says:

Best baby brother in the world.kind @nd generous,and had a wicked sense of humor. Lost way too soon.

Jeannine Gibbs says:

I had the great privilege of working under Bill’s direction at AIG, where he became a mentor and friend. A truly lovely man. Condolences to Marsha and family.

Tom nauman says:

One day Bill and I were golfing and he was a little forgetful some days. Like not having a ball or a tee and I would tell him what to do. We finally got him straighten out and I said one thing to many. Bill said would you shut up so I could hit the ball. You all have my deepest condolences.

Pat Radford says:

I know this is a difficult time for you. Remembering all the sweet memories of Bill will really help. Just know that he is healed and happy now, just as he used to be! I love you, will talk with you later.

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Liz Thiele says:

What a long and difficult journey this has been for you and your family. You have handled this situation with such grace, patience, and love. Bill could not have asked for a better wife and partner and the boys are so lucky to have you as their strength and rock. Their is sunshine ahead but in the meantime lean on family, friends and faith. Bill is in a beautiful place and he made wonderful memories for you and the boys to cherish. Love and prayers always. Liz and Dwain Thiele

David & Jo Lynne Johnson says:

Our delay in posting a ‘condolence’ is because it takes time to put into words what a special co-worker and friend Bill was. He was the epitome of the salesman – he could sell an ice machine to an entire Eskimo village and they’d come back wanting to buy more. Despite the abundance of b.s., his spark, his energy, his passion and his love of his family rooted him solidly. Alzheimers is an insidious disease and it is beyond cruel that it claimed Bill as one of ‘theirs’. He is sorely missed.

Charlene Browning says:

I can only imagine how difficult it is watching someone you love go through this. I have many fond memories of the times Bill and I worked together and owe him a lot in furthering my career life. He was a special person with his quick wit and easy going personality! Our condolences to Marsha and family.

Mark Swanson says:

Marsha, I am so sorry for you’re loss and for you’re sons. I was with Bill as a caregiver at Arden Courts since last October. Great slide show. I enjoyed seeing that. He was a great guy and the people at the facility liked him as well.

John McMillan says:

Bill was a wonderful friend with a beautiful sense of humor. His love for Marsha and the boys was so evident to all. I played tennis with Bill when we were at Georgia and still in Dallas, he was always better but humble. He was a man of faith with a gentle spirit. He will be missed by all. So sorry for your loss. Love John

Melody (Hamby) Collins says:

I’m so very saddened to learn if Bill’s passing. I knew Bill from high school and remember him such a nice guy with a wonderful sense of humor. Wishing his lovely family and friends sincere condolences.

Theresa (Beasley) Ford says:

Special memories of Bill back at WHS and UGA. Such a fun guy with a great sense of humor. Gone too soon. Condolences and prayers for his family.

Bob Pendry says:

Bill was a wonderful friend in high school and in life! He had the most amazing sense of humor and honesty. I’m deeply saddened by his death and offer my most sincere condolences to his family. Rest In Peace Bill!

Chris Mickey says:

There are so many wonderful and funny memories of Bill through the years. His laugh and sense of humor were contagious, and spending time with the two of you was one of my favorite things to do. Bill will live on in our hearts and minds. Our condolences to you and the boys. Chris and Ron

Susan Fincher Bosworth says:

I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Bill. He was in our 1971 graduating class at Wills, and I will always remember him as being kind and having a great sense of humor. I am praying for your family.

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