PARSONSBURG, Md. - William H. "Bill" Hastings, 82, of Parsonsburg, MD passed away at home with his family by his side on January 9, 2013. Born in Delmar, DE he was the son of the late Granville and Maude Niblett Hastings. Mr. Hastings was an US Army veteran serving during the Korean War. Bill worked for the town of Pittsville Water and Sewer Department and he owned and operated W. H. Hastings Auctioneer where he was known for his auctioneering. He was very involved in the community having memberships in many civic organizations including, a lifetime member of the Pittsville Volunteer Fire Department, Wicomico County Fire Police, Wicomico County Fireman's Chaplain, the Pittsville Lions Club and the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office as Quarter Master. He was also a member of the East Side Chamber of Commerce and a member of Ayres United Methodist Church. With all of his community involvement he received several awards and citations from the following offices: the Maryland governor's office, the Wicomico County Council, the Wicomico County Executive Office and the Maryland State Delegate's office. Family was his true pride and passion and spending time with them is what he treasured the most. He was a very loving father, grandfather and great grandfather, and he will be sorely missed by all.
He is survived by his son Greg Hastings and his wife, Charlotte of Millsboro, DE; his daughter, Donna Elliott and her husband, Mike of Salisbury; grandchildren, Jason Hastings and his wife, Shante' of Millsboro, Jonathan Hastings and his wife, Kristal of Milton, DE, Jodi Elliott and her fiancé Dave Magaletti of Salisbury; three great grandchildren, Lilly, Alex and Maya; a sister Evelyn Hearn of Delmar, DE and several nieces. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Hastings, daughter, Janet Hastings and a grandson, Jamie Elliott.
A fireman's funeral will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 2 PM at Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury. A visitation will held on Sunday from noon to 2 PM at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Pittsville Cemetery in Pittsville. Officiating will be the Rev. Carol Price and the Rev. J. Harvey Dixon. Donations may be made in his memory to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802, Pittsville Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 387, Pittsville, MD 21850 or Ayres United Methodist Church, 7515 Gumboro Rd., Pittsville, MD 21850. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 501 Snow Hill Rd., Salisbury, MD 21804. Please visit Holloway Funeral Home's website to express condolences to the family.