Jim D. Hastings, 72, of Lodi, passed away suddenly Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Lodi Community Hospital. He was born October 30, 1945 in Lodi, to Dale and Althea (Tootie) Hughes Hastings.
Jim graduated from Avon Lake High School in 1963 and later served as a medic with the U.S. Army. He was a member of the B.F. Goodrich Retirees Club and had received the Wise Owl Safety Award from the Avon Lake Plant, where he had worked for over 30 years. He was a member of the Lodi American Legion and had a love for Lake Erie, where he enjoyed boating and jet skiing.
Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Kathleen Carrier-Smithberger Hastings; children, Jeffrey (Renee) Hastings of Bay Village, Craig (Christan) Hastings of Medina, Scott (Denise) Hastings of Avon, Joseph (Jana) Smithberger of West Salem, Thomas (Melissa) Smithberger of Spencer, Laura Smithberger of Lodi; Hastings grandchildren, Nicholas (fianc� Jessica), Emily, Zachary, Noah, Joshua, Tobias and Grace; Smithberger grandchildren, Macey, Nathan, Tommy, Rachel, Megan and Michael Ives; sister, Jane (Joe) Notch of Canal Fulton; nieces, Jennifer (Chris) Glover and Lori Chapman both of Canal Fulton and his little pal, Buddy.
A memorial service for friends and family will be held Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 11 A.M. at Heartland Community Church, 3400 Weymouth Rd., Medina. Pastor Dave Ambrose will officiate. A private family inurnment with Military Honors will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Lodi.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tommy Smithberger Fund at www.gofundme.com/c6duv-smithberger-family. He is Jim's 16-year-old grandson who is paralyzed at this time from an ATV accident and a patient at the Cleveland Metro Rehab Center.
Arrangements by Parker Funeral Home, Lodi (330) 948-1122.
Online condolences may be shared at www.parkerfuneralhomes.com