Joe J. Hastings, Sr., 88 of Albany, GA, died Tuesday, February 22, 2022 in the presence of his children. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 28, 2022 at First Baptist Church of Putney on 1125 Antioch Road Albany, GA at 3pm with visitation starting at 2 pm. Rev. Danny Evans will officiate with interment following at Floral Memory Gardens.
Joe was born in Shelby, NC, he moved to Albany when he was nineteen years old. He was a devout Christian and a member of First Baptist Church of Putney. Joe retired from Coats and Clark, where he worked for forty-one years. He enjoyed bowling, playing softball and life in general. He was a laid back and easy-going man who was always happy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vernice Hastings and a daughter Melissa Clark.
Survivors include his children, Teresa Townsend (Barry), Sheila Torongeau (Lyle) and Joe J. Hastings, Jr. (Angie), his grandchildren, Amber Martel (Brandon), Brittany Townsend (John Graham), Dawn Mason (Joshua), Mindy Torongeau, Jason Townsend, Miranda Clark and Morgan Clark and his great children, Emma Torongeau, Hunter Mason, Conner Mason, Olivia Martel, Abigail Martel, Sophie Graham and Kaden Graham.
In lieu of flowers those desiring may make donations in memory of Mr. Hastings to the be First Baptist Church of Putney, P.O. Box 336 Putney, GA 31782.