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Gary L. Hastings

June 23, 1954 ~ July 21, 2016 (age 62)
GARY LEE HASTINGS

   Gary Lee Hastings, 62, of Jacksonville, Florida, died July 21, 2016 in Jacksonville.

   Born June 23, 1954, Gary was the son of Ray Olen and Marguerite Iona Warning Hastings.  

   Gary served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era, receiving the National Defense Service Medal.

   Gary was a member of the International Boilermakers and enjoyed playing his guitar, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and going to Sturgis.  He also collected different graphic t-shirts and enjoyed hunting for arrowheads.  One of his arrowhead finds, found in Adams County, had a goose or duck effigy on it and was published in the January 1987 Central States Archaeological Journal.

   Gary had been employed by Northeast Florida Shipyards, Inc. in Jacksonville, Florida from 2011 to 2015.  Previously to that he had worked as a maintenance welder for various companies in Jacksonville, Florida.  

   Survivors include his son, Ray Hastings (Dusty Stanberry); his daughter, Raechel McCartney (John) of Quincy; seven grandchildren, O'Livejah, Corban, Giovanni, Allie, Alyssa, Milah, Malaya; three brothers, Jim Hastings (Carol) of Moline, IL, Donald Hastings (Diane) of Quincy and Michael Hastings of Plainville, IL; one sister, Patricia Briscoe VanCamp (Jack) of Quincy; a sister-in-law, Anna Hastings of Jacksonville, FL; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

   Mr. Hastings was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Ryan Hastings; one brother, Robert Hastings; and a brother-in-law, Roger Briscoe.

   Graveside services will be held Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 11:00 in the Sunset Cemetery in the Illinois Veteran's with Pastor Steve Disseler officiating.  Military honors will be conducted by the Illinois National Guard Funeral Honors Detail and Quincy American Legion Post No. 37.

   There is no visitation, but friends are invited to attend the graveside services.

   Memorials may be made to the Great River Honor Flight.
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