Obituary for John Kevin Hastings

John Kevin Hastings, age 74 of Galax passed away Saturday, June 12,2021 at the NEW River Valley Medical Center.

Born December 15,1946 in Streator Ill, he was the son of the late John James Duch and Jayne Ann Gray Duch Hastings. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Andy Koenig.

He retired with 24 years of service as the Chief radioman in the United States Navy and served during the Vietnam conflict. He was with the United States Postal Service with 10 years of service in California.

He is survived by


Jane (Frank) Copsey- Hillsville

Virginia Elizabeth (David) Barton- MD

Elaine Marie Richardson and Nick Jacobs- MD

Seven Grandchildren


Karen (Brent) Raub-CA

Kathy (Mike) Johnson- Utah

Kenneth (Nina)Carberry- FL.

Graveside memorial services will be held Monday, 10:00 a.m.  June 21, 2021 at the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Dublin.

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Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.