The Orange Leader
James “Jim” Hasty, Jr., 80, of Orange, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2013, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.
A visitation was held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A eulogy was given at 7:00 p.m. by Gilbert Mazzola.
Born in Smithville, Georgia on December 4, 1932, Jim was the son of James Leslie Hasty, Sr. and Mary Charles (Davis) Lewis. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Berlin, Germany. Jim retired from Inland Orange.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sherry McLeod; and brother, Ronnie Hasty. Jim is survived by his wife, Claudia (Hastings) Hasty; sons, Scott Hasty of Orange, Ben Hasty and wife, Teresa of Webster, Texas, and Sam Hasty of Orange; and daughter, Hope Hasty Payne and husband, Artie of Dickinson, Texas.
Jim is also survived by his grandchildren, Michael and wife, Lori Elle, Robert, Amanda and husband, Jason, Emily, Dustin and girlfriend, Angela, Brittany, Cody, Damon, Taylor and Cori; great-grandchildren, Layne, Kolden, Kayla and James; brother, Terry Hasty and wife, Ann and sister-in-law, Pandy Hasty of Valdosta, Georgia.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to four special people, Rose, Cynthia, Bessie and Becky at River City Hospice and the staff of Harbor Hospital for the care and compassion they provided. They also would like to thank their special friend and neighbor, Joyce.