In Loving Memory

Macks R. Hastings, d. June 22, 2014



In Loving Memory

January 9, 1938 – June 22, 2014

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Macks Robert Hastings, age 76, a longtime resident of Robertsdale, Alabama, passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at his home.  Macks was born in Brewton, Alabama, grew up in Summerdale and attended Foley High School. 

 He served his country in the Army National Guard.  Macks was a member of the Robertsdale Volunteer Fire Department for 27 years.  He served as Assistant Fire Chief and cook.   He worked at Robertsdale Feed & Seed Store for over 30 years.

 He was a member and deacon of Robertsdale First Baptist Church. Macks was very community minded.  He coached girls softball teams and was truly dedicated to the betterment and improvement of the entire Central Baldwin area.

 He was one of the first to volunteer for a fund raising event or a benefit for a needy cause.  He had a sense of humor that was unmatched by anyone and could always be counted on for a good joke.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Hazel Hastings; his father, John Hastings; 3 brothers, Herbert Hastings, Vernon Hastings and Jack Hastings.

He is survived by his wife, Doris L. Hastings; one son, Macks Robert Hastings II both of Robertsdale and two sisters, Hilda (Frank) Benson of Summerdale and Sue (Frank) Miller of Foley.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 27, 2014 at  10:00 A.M. at Robertsdale First Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Copeland officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Loxley.  A visitation will be held Thursday evening from  6:00- 8:00 P.M. at Robertsdale First Baptist Church. 

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to Covenant Hospice, 1040 Stanton Road, Suite D, Daphne, AL 36526 or to the Robertsdale First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1140, Robertsdale, AL 36567

Expressions of condolence may be offered at Funeral arrangements by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL 36526


  1. Jessica Hastings Lewis

    I am praying for the family for peace and strength during this difficult time. Although Uncle Macks was my “great” uncle, he was always around, attended all family functions and was just a funny man. You will be missed.

  2. Donna Hastings

    I’m gonna miss him

  3. Wayne and Kathy White

    It was heartbreaking to hear of Macks’ death. Please know our love, our thoughts and our prayers are with the family at this time of bereavement.

  4. Diane Stringer

    So sorry to hear about your dad. He was a special man, and we have missed seeing him.

    Diane and Ed Stringer

  5. Diane Fountain

    Doris, our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family during the loss of Macks. May God comfort you during this time. Steve and Diane Fountain

  6. shelia arrington rollin

    my thoughts and prayers are with you Doris. He was so funny. God is with you
    Shelia Arrington Rollin (Sherrells sister)

  7. Sandra Gaston

    Thinking of you Doris and family. We will all miss Macks a great deal. I always enjoyed talking with him at Magnolia Blossom. You could count on him having something witty to say. He was a Robertsdale institution for sure.

  8. Robert Jerkins

    We love y’all

  9. Winona Knight

    Doris and Little Macks. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Please let me know if I can help Love ya.

  10. Victor Ballard Jr.

    May the comfort of God help you during this difficult time.
    From all six Ballard brothers. Macks and I went to school in Summerdale
    in the 1940’s. We moved away in 1950 to the Houston area.


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