Don Philip Hassell

(February 4, 1928 – December 13, 2023)

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Don Hassell, on Wednesday, December 13, 2023.

Don Hassell was a native of Washington, D.C., but mostly lived in Midtown, Memphis, TN. A business administration graduate of Tulane University, Memphis tourism was the focus of his entrepreneurial endeavors all of his adult life.

Hassell was a member of the West Tennessee Historical Society, and one of his last great missions was to get Memphis to recognize its Founders Day.