Charles Roy Hastings
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Charles Roy Hastings, Jr., 87, passed peacefully at his home in Lubbock, Texas on June 11, 2021. He was born on May 7, 1934, in Dimmitt, Texas to Charles and Ruby Hastings. Following college at McMurry University and seminary at SMU, Perkins School of Theology, he married Peggy J. Ellis on June 20, 1958. Their union was blessed with three children: Debbie, Bryan, and Donna. Charles retired after many years as a Methodist Minister and began a lengthy career working for Bates Wells as well as Lubbock State School, TIBH, and L.A.E.R.S. He also was an active member of Kiwanis International Club and Lubbock Lions Club, and volunteered his time to Meals on Wheels. Everyone that knew Charles respected his character, honesty, and his commitment and loyalty to his family, friends, and community. Those that really knew Charles enjoyed his dry sense of humor, sarcasm, and personality. Charles was an amazing man who was loved by many. His family and friends will miss him desperately. Mr. Hastings is preceded in death by his wife Peggy Ellis Hastings. Surviving children include Debbie and husband Gary Pate; Bryan and wife Jeanette Hastings, all of Lubbock; Donna and wife Rachel Hastings of Pearl, MS. Additional survivors include his sister Cherinell and husband Sherwood Abbott; grandchildren Katie and husband Justin Hartman, Madison Dickey, Chandler Dickey, Brandon Hastings, Rebekah and husband Levi Fintel, and honorary grandchild Kittye Tannery; great-grandchildren Elizabeth Hartman and Hazel Galyon; and many loving cousins, nieces, and nephews. Celebration of life services will be held at 10 am, Friday, June 18, 2021 at St. John's United Methodist Church with interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm, Thursday, June 17, 2021 at Resthaven's Abbey Chapel. Online condolences may be offered on our website at www.resthavenfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to Meals on Wheels Lubbock, located at 2304 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79411.
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