Tommy L. Hastings Jr. LUBBOCK-Tommy L. Hastings Jr., 35, of Lubbock passed away on March 23, 2013. Tommy was born on Aug. 6, 1977, to the parentage of Tommy L. Hastings Sr. and Willie F. Hastings. Tommy graduated from Estacado High School in 1996 and continued his education at Texas Tech University. Tommy became a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch and Charles Schwab. Tommy attended and graduated from Redstone Institute as a pilot engineer. He ended his journey as a wind turbine technician with Siemens. Tommy was preceded in death by his father, Tommy L. Hastings Sr.; grandparents, Elder Elijah L. and Ruth Hastings, and Amos and Martha M. Boyd; and an aunt, Carolyn Y. Simmons. Tommy leaves to cherish his memories: his mother, Willie F. Hastings; two sisters, Danyel A. Mooring (Chad) and Latina L. Hastings; a special aunt, Shelia R. Boyd; a brother, Danny L. Boyd; four nephews, Deverick L. Parks, David D. Mooring, Daniel C. Mooring and La'Charles T. Jones; two nieces, Shatazia Y. Cooper and Chasidee J. Mooring; and a host of other loving family members and friends. Celebration of life services will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013, at 1 p.m. at St. James Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Peaceful Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Mortuary. Visitation will be held today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Griffin Mortuary.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Apr. 4, 2013