Harold Ray Hastings, Sr.

October 8, 1934 ~ February 26, 2018 (age 83)

Harold R. Hastings, Sr. passed away suddenly at home on February 26, 2018. He was born in Madison on October 8, 1934 and was raised in Dorchester County. He loved and lived his life to the fullest.

Ray as he was known to everyone was the son of the late Harlan and Pearlina Cheesman Hastings. Ray was married to the late Betty E. Abbott Fitzhugh Hastings who passed away on June 29, 2014. Ray’s first wife was Thelma Lewis Hastings.

Mr. Hastings was educated in Dorchester County and worked in construction most of his life. He enjoyed raising all kinds of animals, going to auction sales and working in his garden. Most recently, he enjoyed his morning coffee at McDonalds with his coffee buddies.

Mr. Hastings is survived by three sons Ulman “Spanky” Hastings and wife Sherry, Mark Hastings and Harold R. Hastings, Jr., a stepson Logan Fitzhugh and wife Diane “Donnie”, thirteen grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Ray also leaves behind his beloved dog “Sweetie”. Besides his parents and his wife, Mr. Hastings is preceded in death by two sons Michael and Phillip Hastings, a stepson James Fitzhugh, five brothers Grover, Leroy, James, Burton and Billy Hastings, and two sisters Anna Jean Gore and Virginia Moore.

Pallbearers will be Harold Ray Hastings, Jr., Kyle Powley, Billy Hastings, Zachary Hastings, John Moore, and Dutch Swann. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Swann and Billy Greenwood.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 2 pm at Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge with Rev. Steve Bloodsworth officiating. Interment will follow at Dorchester Memorial Park. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to a charity of one’s choice, Baywater Animal Rescue, 4930 Bucktown Road, Cambridge, MD 21613 or to Open Bible Church, 1619 Race Street, Cambridge, MD 21613.  

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