He was born Dec. 27, 1931, in Moran the son of Charles Marshall and Mattie Smart Hastings, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a graduate of Parsons High School in Parsons. He was a rifleman in the United States Army.
He married Jean Farrell on Jan. 21, 1951, in Fayetteville, Ark.
Mr. Hastings work for the railroad a few years and retired after 16 years with Dayton Superior Inc., formerly known as Ankortite.
He enjoyed working on and rebuilding automobiles. He also loved music and played the guitar, banjo, mandolin and the fiddle. He was a member of the Annunciation Catholic Church in California, Mo. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and he will be sadly missed.
Survivors include his wife, Jean, of the home; five sons, Fred Hastings of Concordia, Mo., Bill Hastings and his wife, Jane, of Parsons, Ed Hastings and his wife, Kristin, of Gothenburg, Neb., Don Hastings and his wife, Nicky, of Baxter Springs and Richard Hastings of California, Mo.; three daughters, Theresa Flippin and her husband, David, of California, Mo., Patricia Greenland of Alva, Okla., and Melissa Wilson and her husband, Mike, of Ozark, Mo.; 22 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Edith Nokes of Coffeyville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Christina Marie Hastings; a son, Anthony Curtis Hastings; and four brothers, Robert, Arthur, Marshall and Allan Hastings.
The family will have a private memorial service.
Instead of flowers or memorials, the family asks that Masses be said for Mr. Hastings.
Arrangements are under the direction of Weber Funeral Home in California, Mo.