John Thomas Hastings 11/23/1948~2/14/2011

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John Thomas Hastings passed away surrounded by family Feb. 14, 2011. He was born Nov. 23, 1948 to Eugene and Laura Hastings in Salt Lake City. He grew up in Magna and attended Cyprus High School. Married Barbara Long on Nov. 3, 1978 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. John was a Vietnam Veteran in the Navy. He was a devoted Utes fan. He was a very active member of the LDS church and served in many various callings including a mission in Los Angeles. John was always happy and had a wonderful sense of humor, never looking down on people and always willing to help. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. Survived by his wife; children, Rebecca (William) Rigby, Richard (Stephanie) Hastings, Emily Hastings, Eric Hastings; brothers, Charles (Mimmie Jean) Hastings, George (Wendy) Hastings, Anthon (Marilyn) Hastings; six grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be Saturday Feb. 19, 2011 at the Kearns 5th Ward (4260 W. 5215 S., Kearns) at noon. There will be a viewing Friday evening from 6-8:00 p.m. at the church as well as one hour prior to services Saturday. Interment will follow at Lake Hills Cemetery (10055 S. State, Sandy).