James Hasler Sr.

Dr. James Richard “Doc” Hasler Sr., Frankfort, KY, passed away July 16, 2013.

He was born April 1, 1931, in Salt Lake City, UT. He fought in the Korean War as a sergeant in the Marines. He married Rosemary Snow in St. George, UT, on May 30, 1952. Doc had a BS from Utah State and a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State.

Doc worked as a veterinarian and a Meat Inspector for the U.S.D.A. He was a gifted artist and master wood carver. He had a lifelong passion for the Boy Scouts of America. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and was awarded the Silver Beaver for his dedication and service to scouting.

James is preceded in death by his parents; twin brother, Rodney Hasler, and dear wife, Rosemary. He is survived by eight children, 24 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on 101 Bogie Lee Ave., Frankfort, KY. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. 

Burial will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville, KY.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Bluegrass Chapter of BSA, the Wounded Warrior Project or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, and a guestbook is online at www.ljtfuneralhome.com.

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