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October 16, 2010

James William Hastings

James William “Jim” Hastings, 90, a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, of Terre Haute, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at 6:05 p.m. in Davis Gardens Health Center. He retired as a purchasing agent from Union Carbide/ Ethyl Visqueen retiring in 1985 to his farm in Shelburn. Jim was born Oct. 18, 1919, in Vigo County, to William Hastings and May (Story) Hastings.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Erma “Rita” (Enloe) Hastings; two daughters, Janet Gambill of Atlanta, and Mary Mitchell and her husband Dave of Shelburn; five sons, Daniel Hastings of Indianapolis, Steve Hastings and his wife Anna of Indianapolis, Tim Hastings and his wife Julie of California, Robert Hastings and his wife Kim of Indianapolis, and Andy Hastings and his wife Samantha of Shelburn; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son John Hastings.

He was a member of the B.P.O.E. Terre Haute Lodge 86 and the Terre Haute Chapter of SPEBSQSA (Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America). Jim also was a veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II and received a Purple Heart for wounds he received at the Battle of the Bulge.

Visitation was Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, from 4 until 8 p.m. in DeBaun Springhill Chapel, 85 E. Springhill Drive. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today Oct. 16, 2010, in the funeral home with the Rev. Curtis Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery with graveside military honors. Online condolences can be made at:

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