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Funeral services for William Samuel Hastings, 75, Ponca City resident, will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Deacon Dick Robinson officiating. Arrangements are under the kind guidance of the Amy Stittsworth Funeral Service.
Bill was born on July 6, 1942 in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the son of Milton and Voncille Hollis Hastings, and passed away suddenly on April 7, 2018 in Oklahoma City. He was raised in Ponca City, graduating from Ponca City High School with the class of 1962. Bill attended Oklahoma State University, studying Metalergy. On April 12, 1975, Bill married Patricia Ann Esquivel in Ark City, Kansas. In May of 1977, they renewed their vows at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in Ponca City. Bill worked for Citi Services, Sequoyah Oil, Burlington Northern Railroad, retiring form Conoco as a crane operator in 1995. He owned his own machine shop. Bill was a member of NASCAR Racing Association, NRA, and the Moose Lodge. Survivors include his wife Patricia of the residence; daughter, Jeanie Hastings of Ponca City; grandchildren, Grayson Waller, Chris Robinson, and Lindsey Hodge; 3 great-grandchildren; sister, Mauna (Delbert) Johnson of Texas; one nephew and one niece; and Patsy’s nephew, Jesse and great nephew, Kaiden Esquivel. Bill was preceded in passing by Parents, daughter, Julie Robinson, Patsy’s parents, Frank and Isabell Esquivel and sister-in-law, Anita Esquivel. The family has selected remembrance checks be made payable to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, or OMRF, Heart or Kidney Division. Remembrances may be shared online at www.stittsworthfuneralservices.com.