HARRY ROBERT "BOB" HASTINGS, Jr., age 69, of Washington CH, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at his home.
He was born on September 16, 1944 in Mt. Sterling, Ohio to Harry Robert "Bob" Hastings Sr. and Cora L. "Boots" Hollar Hastings Matthews. Bob attended the Mt. Sterling High School and graduated from the American School in 1966. He enjoyed many things including woodworking, hunting, riding four-wheelers, vacationing with his family and mushroom hunting. His favorite pastime was riding his golf cart, stopping to chat with his friends and neighbors and helping other people in any way that he could. He loved to spread the Word of His Lord to everyone that he met. Bob was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and loved his family and friends and most of all he loved his Savior, Jesus Christ.
He retired on December 31, 2002 from the Fayette County Engineer's Office as the Assistant Superintendent of the Highway Department after 28 years of service. He enjoyed his eleven full years of retirement. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Mt. Sterling.
Bob was preceded in death by his father, Harry "Bob" Hastings Sr., his son Harry R. "Bobby" Hastings III and father-in-law Arnold E. "Gene" Gillenwater Sr. Survivors include his mother Cora Matthews; Vickie Sue Gillenwater Hastings, the love of his life with whom he recently celebrated their 50 year wedding anniversary; children Kim, and her husband Jay Smith and Tracy and her husband Roger Maddux; grandchildren Harry R. "Robbie" Hastings IV, Joshua Maddux, Private Jacob Maddux US Army, McKenzie Maddux, Matthew Smith and Weston Smith; sister and brother-in-law Bonnie and Allen Neff; nieces Stacey Neff and Sherry (Gary) Bogan; mother-in-law Joan Rogers; also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends including special friends Jay, Cori, Lathan and Lyndi Cockerill and Dale Wilson. The family would like to thank the Hospice nurses, Nancy Bennett and Emily Bower.
The funeral service will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, 226 N. Market St., Mt. Sterling, OH 43143 with Pastor Jeff Griffith and Pastor Dortha Ross officiating with burial to follow at the Pleasant Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 4-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Fayette County, 222 N. Oakland Ave., Washington CH, OH 43160.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Summers Funeral Home of Washington CH. Online condolences may be sent to www.summersfuneralhome.com