Stanley Dwayne Hastings of Mesa, AZ died September 18, 2023 surrounded by his family. He was born in Phoenix, AZ December 8, 1942.
He served in the Army National Guard for 28 years and rose to the rank of Sgt. Major. He loved his time serving in Cub Scouts and later served in various leadership positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He enjoyed softball, baseball, football, gardening, fishing and raising birds, specifically cockatiels, finches, and doves. Sunday Funday dinner and game nights with the family was a highlight of his life. Time at the Cabin in Heber-Overguaard with Janell, his children and grandchildren, was his favorite way to spend the summer.
Stan was preceded in death by his parents Joseph Elmer Hastings and Mablegean Millett Hastings. He is survived by his loving wife Janell and his 5 children, Galen (Julia) Hastings, Sherri (Joe) Macdonald, Doyle (Jody) Hastings, Christine (Sean) Merrill and Denise (Cole) Perkins. He has 21 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
All services will be held at the Mesa Stake center located at 1050 S. Hobson in Mesa, AZ. His visitation will be Friday, September 22, 2023 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. There will also be a visitation that precedes the funeral services Saturday, September 23rd at 10:00 a.m. The funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. and his interment will follow the conclusion of those services at the Mesa City Cemetery at 1:00 p.m.