December 2, 2019
Robert Allen “Pop” Hastings age 90 of Smithville and formerly of Nashville, passed away Sunday afternoon, December 1, 2019 at St. Thomas West Hospital. He was born October 24, 1929 to his parents, the late Edwin Warren and Nannie Jeru McNeil Hastings. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances “Dedi” Hastings; daughter, Lynda Hastings and 1 brother, Ed Hastings. Mr. Hastings was a member of the Brenthaven Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Brentwood, 1955 graduate of VPI, a U.S. Army veteran having served in Korea as a Tech Sgt. and a member of the American Legion. He leaves to cherish his memory 4 sons, Steve (Pam) Hastings of Marion, VA, Joe (Victoria) Vance of Louisville, KY, Bobby Hastings of Knoxville and Chris (Cheryl) Vance of Smithville; 9 grandchildren, Jason Ready, Hunter Hastings, Justin Hastings, Boone Hastings, Joey Vance, Jamie Vance, Ethan Vance, Carly Vance and Connor Vance; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Charles Hastings of Greensboro, NC and Warren Hastings of Washington. Funeral services will be 11:AM Thursday, December 5, 2019 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Rev. Don Tabor officiating and burial will follow in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Short Mountain Bible Camp, Lighthouse Christian Camp or the Disabled Veterans, in memory of Mr. Hastings. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.