January 3, 1954 - November 5, 2021
John R. Hastings Jr., born January 3,1954, went home to be with the Lord on November 5, 2021. John worked for the Colonial School District as a fireman and at Cleaver & Sons doing construction work. John loved to go hunting and fishing, riding in his boat and spending time with his family and friends. John was a hard worker and everything he did was for his wife and children; they were the light of his life. John is survived by his wife of 48 years, Terry Hastings; his daughters, Terrilynn Hastings (John Mcnatt), Dana Mangini (Paul Mangini), Jennifer Arnold (former son-in-law Terry Arnold Jr.), Bonnie Hastings-Strong (Raymond Strong); granddaughter and primary caregiver, Valarie Johnson (John); grandchildren, Amanda Mangini, Angel Johnson (Jamie), Nicole Merzon, Brittany Mangini, Jessica Hastings (Mark), Laci Arnold, Faith Shoemaker, Sabrina Arnold, Olivia Strong, Paul Mangini (Shannon), John Goodman, Charles Pernott IV (Ashley), Terry Arnold III (Savannah), Sean Merzon, Terrance Downs Jr. (Mae), Austin Arnold (Jamie), Jordan Hastings (Kayla); 19 Great grandchildren; stepmother, Doris Mae; brothers, Steven Hastings, Kenny Hastings, Jeffrey Hastings (Christine); sister, Penny Sobieski (Mike); brother-in-law Robert Simpers (Angie); sister in-law, Bonnie Simpers; and a host of nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents, Joan Massey and John Hastings Sr.; mother-in-law, Ellen Simpers; father-in-law, Thomas Simpers; brother-in-law, Roy Simpers; and sister-in-laws, Diane Simpers and Dorthy Hastings. John is loved deeply by all who knew him and will be truly missed. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, from 9:30-11:00 AM at Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Road, Newark, DE 19702 followed by a service in celebration of John’s life at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery in Wilmington, DE. For directions or to send an online condolence, visit www.stranofeeley.com.
John R. Hastings Jr., born January 3,1954, went home to be with the Lord on November 5, 2021. John worked for the Colonial School District as a fireman and at Cleaver & Sons doing construction work. John loved to go hunting and fishing, riding... View Obituary & Service Information
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