Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Tom Hasty Dies

The passing of another CHS 54 grad

Mr. Hasty, 70, of Charlotte, went home to be with His Lord Jesus Christ on February 21, 2005. Tom worked for Belk Store Services for over 25 years. His work was his ministry and Tom strived to influence his peers for Christ. Tom was also a 'kidder' and he typically had a nickname for each of his friends. Forest Hill Church was Tom's church home for more than 15 years. He loved the people and the ministry.
Earlier in his life, back in the 60's and 70's, Tom led the Sounds of America here in Charlotte. 'Sounds' was a patriotic singing ensemble of teenagers and college students who performed around the country. Many of these kids, now adults, can attest to the strong impact he had on their lives.
Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy. Tom is survived by his daughters, Snowden Morris Littlejohn and her husband Steve and Lanier Jones and his son, Tommy Hasty and wife, Patricia. Tom's grandkids are Cameron, Kaitlin and Caroline Kelley; Sarah, Emily and William Morris and Tommy Hasty, Jr. Tom loved his grandkids and took them to the beach every summer.
A memorial worship service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 23, at Forest Hill Church, 7224 Park Road, Charlotte.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Hospice at Charlotte, Forest Hill Church Benevolence and/or St. Andrews United Methodist Church, all of Charlotte.
Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center is entrusted with the arrangements.

(published in the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER 2/22/05)